Put simply, a DNA test for siblings is designed to determine if two or more people are fully related, share one parent or aren’t related at all.
How it works: One of our trained consultants will take a cheek-swab sample from each person being tested. (Or you can have a kit mailed to you and have it done at home, sending the swabs back to the lab for testing.)
The technicians will then examine the DNA to find various genetic matches. Through this test — using either 16 genetic markers or 22 — we will be able to tell you if those tested are full siblings, meaning they have the same two parents, or half-siblings, meaning they share just one parent. It will also reveal if they don’t share any of the same genes.
Our fees for sibling testing are as follows:
- Legal OFFICE siblingship 16 – 22 marker test (1 mother, 2 siblings): $400
- Non-legal OFFICE siblingship 16 – 22 marker test (1 mother, 2 siblings): $320
- Non-legal HOME siblingship 16 – 22 marker test (1 mother, 2 siblings): $225
Testing mom is recommended but always optional.
These results are sometimes used as proof in court for those seeking Social Security benefits, child support, visitation rights or other claims.
Face IT DNA offers a special type of sibling DNA test called DDC’s PlatinumPlex, which examines more markers and can provide results that are more than 1,000 times more powerful than a standard 16-marker test. Call us today to discuss whether your situation calls for this type of sibling testing. Put our expertise to work for your peace of mind!