A Coroner DNA Paternity Test is a process where a Medical Examiner’s Office or Coroner may be able to provide a sample from a deceased alleged father to perform a DNA paternity test. The child and mother (if available) sample will be collected via a buccal cheek swab in one of our offices. Accurate’s coroner paternity test helps you connect the dots between an assumed father and a child in case of premature death of the alleged father.
Sometimes coroner may have other DNA samples on file that can also be used for testing such as hair, tissue, or buccal samples. If you think you may need a coroner DNA paternity test in San Francisco, we recommend you schedule the test as soon as possible after the deceased passes away as coroners usually keep blood spot samples on file for 1 or 2 years. Once the blood sample is destroyed, it becomes difficult to conduct the DNA test. However, when the deceased was involved in a homicide, samples are kept on file in perpetuity for future requirements in further investigation. Also, check for the funeral home’s protocol to release blood samples. Sometimes it just requires a consent form from next of kin, but some may need a court order.
Requirements for a coroner paternity test?
First of all, you need permission from the deceased’s legally designated next of kin. Next of kin includes the spouse, adult children, parents, and adult siblings of the dead person. A court order is a must to release the specimen when the next of kin is unavailable or refuse to provide consent for the release of blood spot samples. When unsure about who is the next of kin of the deceased person, here is the order precedence:
- Legal spouse
- Adult child(ren) (must be 18 or older)
- Adult sibling(s) (must be 18 or older)
In the paternity test, the mother of the child is not considered next to kin unless she falls in any one of the above categories.
Next of kin will sign a consent form to permit the use of a blood sample spot and authorize the coroner to release the same to the DNA testing laboratory. All parties tested must be present in person together while on the day of testing. They must carry some government-issued photo ID to the testing facility.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, coroner test results are admissible in court, which means this test follow a strict chain of custody. Therefore, it’s test results can be used for any legal and for submission in court.
It usually takes five days to obtain the coroner paternity test results. However, this time does not cover the time it takes for the coroner to issue the blood spot sample. Therefore, the overall time required to complete the test varies depending upon how fast the coroner proceeds with sample release request.
Yes, even if coroner doesn’t have a blood spot sample on file, there are still other ways to determine paternity. If both parents of the deceased are available, it is possible to establish paternity with the same accuracy and definitiveness through a dual grandparentage test. If the deceased’s parents are not available, one parent or a full sibling test can be conducted to ascertain the probability of relatedness.
The coroner paternity DNA test is just as accurate and reliable as a regular paternity test. It provides precise test results conclusively proving whether or not the deceased is the father of a child being tested.
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