A report of the results of genetic testing must be in a record and signed under penalty of perjury by a designee of the testing laboratory. A report made under the requirements of this subchapter is self-authenticating.
Documentation from the testing laboratory is sufficient to establish a reliable chain of custody that allows the results of genetic testing to be admissible without testimony if the documentation includes:
the name and photograph of each individual whose specimens have been taken;
the name of each individual who collected the specimens;
the places in which the specimens were collected and the date of each collection;
the name of each individual who received the specimens in the testing laboratory; and
the dates the specimens were received.Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.