Sibling DNA Testing - Assured Peace of Mind

Posted by DNA Forensics Laboratory on September 11th, 2021

DNA testing technology has made relationship identification possible. Today, everyone can get a DNA test for confirmation if any of their alleged relatives are biologically related or not? A Sibling Ship DNA test is used to identify and establish the biological relationship between two alleged siblings - brothers and sisters.

The Process Involved in Sibling DNA Testing

For a Sibling Ship DNA Test, the first step is to collect the samples of the parties. Once the samples are collected, the same is sent to the testing facility, where the whole process of DNA profiling and report generation takes place.

Buccal Swabs made up of sterile cotton are rubbed against the cheek walls (inside) from where epithelial cells are attached to the swab surface. Then DNA is extracted from the cells and studied.

In the next step, the land-stand DNA molecule is broken into smaller fragments called Short Tandem Repeats or STRs. Then the STRs are subject to the process of amplification. Polymerase Chain Reaction or PCR is the technology used for the amplification process. Following these, the computer program reads and creates the genetic data, which is in the form of a DNA fingerprint/profile.

Individual DNA profiles of the involved siblings are then compared to find a match. Finally, reporting is done, which concludes the process of the Sibling Ship DNA Test.

Types of a Sibling Ship DNA Test

Full Sibling Ship DNA Test

In a case where the alleged siblings share a common biological parent but are unsure if the other one is the biological parent of both or not?

For simplification, say, two alleged siblings share a common biological mother, but there is a doubt if the alleged father is the biological father of both or only one of the siblings. In such a case, Full Sibling DNA Testing is ideal.

Half Sibling Ship DNA Test

Half Sibling Ship DNA Test is ideal for cases where the alleged siblings know they share a common biological parent, but it’s unclear whether it’s the father or the mother.

Why DNA Forensics Laboratory for Sibling DNA Testing?

DNA Forensics Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading companies for accredited DNA testing services in India, including a Sibling Ship DNA Test, at affordable prices.

NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) looks after laboratories\' quality and standards. The testing facility at DNA Forensics Laboratory is NABL accredited and helps them maintain the highest degree of accuracy of their test reports for reliability.

India-wide collection centers, rigorously trained technical staff, up-to-date technology and equipment, and an excellent track record make them one of India's most reliable labs for accredited Sibling Ship DNA Test.

DFL is the only Indian company providing Legal DNA Testing Services for the courts.

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