Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.504
Report of Genetic Testing


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.

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