DNA Sibling 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 Sibling Testing and Indications for Use
The sibling test is not as powerful as the paternity test. The paternity test will always give an absolutely conclusive result regarding paternity. Whenever the alleged father is available for testing, the paternity test is always the recommended test as it is the most powerful and conclusive test. However, in cases where the alleged father is not available for testing and there is no other option but to test the siblings, the DNA Sibling test will provide you with the likelihood that two individuals are full siblings or half siblings or not related at all.
Understanding the DNA Sibling Test Report
The DNA sibling test report will provide you with a full sibling index and a half sibling index. The full and half sibling indexes will tell you whether the siblings are most likely to be full siblings (two parents in common), or half siblings (only one parent in common) or not related at all (no parents in common).
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).”