FAQs

  • LabCorp conducts DNA paternity and maternity testing in adoption cases. Other types of relationships, such as kinship testing, can be performed to support post-adoption reunions.  The laboratory can also perform different types of DNA tests, such as Y chromosome analysis.

  • A doctor’s order is not generally required. However, in compliance with New York State Law, LabCorp requires a prescription, court order, or ordering by other authorized persons for all DNA identity and/or relationship tests performed on a New York resident.

  • If all parties involved in the testing agree to participate voluntarily, neither an attorney nor court order is required. However, in compliance with New York State Law, LabCorp requires a prescription, court order, or ordering by other authorized persons for all DNA identity and/or relationship tests performed on a New York resident.

  • LabCorp performs DNA testing in adoption cases for children originating from other countries when requested by the US Embassy or the Department of Homeland Security (USCIS).

  • LabCorp’s procedures for international DNA testing comply with the requirements of accreditation agencies, the US Embassy and the Department of Homeland Security.