DNA Testing Guidelines for Paternity Establishment
If you wish to establish paternity through DNA testing, it is important that you consider how you would like to use the results of the test. In most paternity establishment cases, the test results are used in legal cases for child support, child custody, and visitation. In these types of legal cases, you must have court-defensible results, which are only available through chain of custody testing.
To learn more, visit the Do you need a chain of custody test? page.
Also, if two minor parents have a child, it is possible for the grandparents to have liability for the child until the parents are adults.
Learn if your state enforces grandparent liability by visiting the link below.