Maine Approved Sibling DNA Test
(includes DNA kit, 2 siblings, free rush shipping both ways)
The principle of this variety of examination is to establish paternity (in most cases) when the possible biological father is not able to submit a specimen for DNA testing. It is also regularly when the mother is not convinced and does not want to collect the father’s DNA. Each state has distinct laws regarding paternity, and what testing is allowed. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Maine please go to PATERNITY LAWS.
A Home Sibling Test Kit In Maine Has No Restrictions, Unlike Some Other States.
A DNA sibling test can be completed for either personal knowledge, or for judicial or other other legal reasons. There is no change in the findings in Maine, due to the ridgid policies used by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA reports from home kits may not be recognized in a judicial setting however, because there is no nonpartisan proof of whose DNA was provided. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is completed, the DNA specimens are collected by a trained professional collector who can substantiate the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when a paternity test with siblings is done, it is for personal knowledge verification. A legal sibling test will be needed, however, if you want to change a name on the birth record, apply for Social Security benefits for a child, have a probate issue, or for immigration reasons. It also may be of interest to know that the I.R.S. has been requesting some tax filers to prove the relationship of their dependents by the use of DNA testing.
Know The Difference Between A Half-Sibling Test And A Full-Sibling Test.
A full-sibling test demonstrates whether two individuals share the same mother AND father. A negative report will indicate that those testing are half-siblings. This is because the testing is done with the idea that it is known that one parent is shared by both siblings. When taking the full-sibling test, you should indicate which one of the parents you are sure you have in common (the mother or the father) and which of the parent you are uncertain about.
A half-sibling DNA test helps you to determine, if two possible siblings have a biological father or mother in common, or if they are not genetically related to each other as siblings. A half-sibling DNA test will not be able to provide an answer if those testing are a full-siblings. When taking the half-sibling test, you must always state which one of the parents you are sure you do not have in common, the father or the mother, and which of the parents you might have in common.
How Is The DNA Collected?
DNA collection is done with buccal (cheek) swabs and is actually more accurate than using a blood sample for DNA testing. You will receive detailed directions for collecting samples inside the Journey Genetic Testing sibling test kit. The entire process will take less than 15 minutes, and they you can return it to our lab in the prepaid FedEx overnight package included as part of your kit.
To learn more about this test, including processing times and cost, please click on SIBLING DNA TEST.