A non-legal DNA test cannot be used for legal purposes. It is not admissible in court and it cannot be used to amend a birth certificate, for child support cases, or for other benefits. This type of DNA test is used only when a DNA relationship is suspected and all parties involved simply want peace of mind.
A non-legal DNA test is not recommended when the child is under 18 years old. If the child is under 18, consider a legal DNA test.