I acknowledge, consent, and agree to the following:
I authorize DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC®) to conduct DNA testing with the submitted DNA specimens.
I represent and warrant that I have obtained all permissions, consents and authorizations necessary from the person(s) submitting DNA specimens (or the parent / guardian of such person(s) if under 18).
I understand that the specimens were collected without a strict chain of custody, and their origins cannot be verified. Therefore, the clients’ names will not appear on the report, and the results may not be admissible in a court of law.
I acknowledge and understand that if for any reason the biological specimens are inadequate for evaluation, DDC® shall not be held liable for its inability to produce test results due to insufficient specimen or due to the nature or condition of the specimen. DDC® may request additional samples for further testing.
I understand that to ensure testing of the highest quality, DDC® reserves the right to have more tests performed to satisfy strict laboratory standards and guidelines. If this process delays the reporting of results, I will not hold DDC® liable for any refund or damages.
I understand that in compliance with the New York State Department of Health regulations, DDC® does not make in-home testing available to residents of New York. In this regard, DDC® disclaims any legal responsibility for misuse of its in-home testing services to circumvent this regulation.
I understand that genetic mutations sometimes occur in ordinary, healthy people. These mutations surface in approximately 1-2% of paternity cases. When they do, the final test results depend on careful interpretation of the data by the laboratory scientists. If a mutation is detected, any guarantees on conclusiveness, probability values, and turnaround time are void. Such mutations often require extended testing and may affect probabilities of paternity.
I understand that in general, biological relationship testing (including DNA Reconstruction and Siblingship Testing) is not as definitive as DNA parentage testing. It is not possible to determine with absolute certainty whether two people are siblings, or biologically related in some way other than the parent-child relationship. DNA testing will only provide evidence for whether they are more likely, or less likely, to be related. DDC® shall not be held liable for its inability to produce “results” due to any inherent statistical limitations in this type of relationship study.
I ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT DDC®’S LIABILITY TO ME ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF TESTING SERVICES CONTEMPLATED HEREIN SHALL NOT EXCEED THE COST OF THE TEST, AND I AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD DDC® AND ITS EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ALL FURTHER CLAIMS OR DAMAGES. IN ADDITION, I AGREE TO CONTACT DDC® IMMEDIATELY, BUT IN ANY EVENT, WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE REPORT, IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE TESTING PROCESS OR THE OUTCOME OF THE TEST.
I understand that results will be sent based on the delivery information provided on the Client Information Form as soon as results are available to be sent. It is my responsibility to provide delivery information that assures any privacy needs that I may have.
I understand that I will receive test results only after all charges have been paid in full. I understand that full payment is due once the laboratory has received any of the tested parties’ specimens, and that any payments are not refundable. In addition, I understand that I will be responsible for any collection costs and / or attorney fees associated with a third party collection of the balance due.
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