Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.504
Report of Genetic Testing


(a)

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.

(b)

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:

(1)

the name and photograph of each individual whose specimens have been taken;

(2)

the name of each individual who collected the specimens;

(3)

the places in which the specimens were collected and the date of each collection;

(4)

the name of each individual who received the specimens in the testing laboratory; and

(5)

the dates the specimens were received.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.
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