Individual DNA Profile
What Is A DNA Profile?
Forensic experts use DNA profiles to identify individuals by analyzing unique variations in their DNA sequences.
The DNA found in our cells’ chromosomes varies greatly among individuals. In DNA profiling, forensic scientists study unique short tandem repeats (STRs) in various parts of your genome. These unique DNA patterns, similar to fingerprints, make up your one-of-a-kind DNA profile. We typically call this process DNA fingerprinting.
What An Individual DNA Profile Analysis Is Used For
Getting an individual DNA profile benefits a range of people, from those requiring it for legal purposes to those in high-risk careers like military contractors, oil and mining workers, and firefighters, among others. Insurance firms and legal experts may request these reports to confirm a person’s identity and keep a permanent record for future reference. The reasons for undergoing a DNA profile test are diverse and have a wide impact.
Some of the most common reasons for DNA profiling include:
- Comparing DNA samples for genealogical or ancestral purposes
- Verifying the parenthood of a child (maternity and paternity)
- Obtaining court-ordered DNA results as part of a legal proceeding
- Submitting a profile as a requirement for a high profile job
- Profiling a suspect’s DNA for database comparison in criminal proceedings
- Establishing a genetic relationship for immigration-related issues
- Confirming parenthood in adoption-related matters
DNA profiles serve various purposes. You can opt for private results with a self-collected DNA sample and receive a report within one business day. In cases mandated by law or for official reasons, DNA profiles find application.
An Individual DNA Profile For Official Or Legal Use
In order to be legally admissible, the DNA sample collection has to follow a strict Chain-of-Custody procedure. This process confirms the identity of the person who has submitted their DNA for testing.All legally admissible DNA profile costs include Journey Genetic Testing scheduling you for a DNA collection at an approved DNA collector close to your location, lab processing, and a notarized legally admissible report. If you wish, you can also use our laboratories DNA “bank” and have your DNA findings stored for up to 15 years, in case there are future identification needs.
DNA Profiling For Comparison & Verification Purposes
People sometimes use this DNA test when they’re not sure if the correct person gave a sample for a paternity test. Journey Genetic Testing offers a service where we can compare a new DNA sample to the result of a DNA profile created by a different DNA testing company. This helps us figure out if they belong to the same person. We refrain from commenting on the validity or evaluation of other companies’ results. Nonetheless, we can verify profile matches if the same markers or most of them are analyzed. To proceed, provide the DNA profile in advance. If interested, contact us at 1-855-362-5224 to discuss your unique situation.