DNA Cousin Test
Discreet, Safe and Accurate Testing
We use a non-invasive, pain-free DNA collection method for paternity testing and DNA analysis. Using the latest technology, a buccal cell sample taken from the inside of the mouth is now the newest and most recommended method for sample collection. A buccal cell sample can be collected quickly, painlessly and discreetly using the home collection kit.
Limitations of DNA Cousin Testing and Indications for Use
The DNA cousin test is the least powerful relationship test and should only be considered if the parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, grandparents, are all not available for testing and the only option is to test cousins. Whenever possible, the DNA Paternity test, Grandparentage test, sibling test, or aunt/uncle test should be used instead of teh DNA cousin test. However, in cases where there is no other option but to test cousins, the DNA Cousin test will provide you with the likelihood that the individuals tested are biologically related.
Understanding the DNA Cousin Test Report
The DNA Cousin test report will provide you with a cousin index. The cousin index will provide the likelihood that the tested individuals the true biological cousins.
What if the parties to be tested live in different cities?
If the parties to be tested living different cities or different countries, the kit can be split and sent to each individual separately. The kits are individually barcode labelled so once the samples arrive back at the laboratory, they will be sted together. To order a split kit, please write the following into the comments box of the online order form when you place the order “Please split kit. Please send one portion of the kit to: (person’s name and address), and please send the other portion of the kit to: (other person’s name and address).”