Maryland Approved Sibling DNA Test
(includes DNA kit, 2 siblings, free rush shipping both ways)
The principle of this type of genetic test is to determine paternity (in most cases) when the suspected father is not available for DNA testing. It is also ordinarily when the mother is not positive and does not want to collect the father’s DNA. Each state has particular laws regarding paternity, and what testing is permitted. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Maryland please go to PATERNITY LAWS.
A Home Sibling Test Kit In Maryland Has No Restrictions, Unlike Some Other States.
A DNA sibling test can be conducted for either peace-of-mind, or for court or other other legal reasons. There is no change in the results in Maryland, due to the rigerous criteria employed by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA reports from home kits may not be recognized in court however, because there is no nonpartisan verification of whose DNA was provided. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is done, the DNA samples are collected by a competent 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 confidential verification. A legal sibling test will be needed, however, if you want to change a name on the birth certificate, 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 demanding some people to validate 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 shows whether two or more persons have the same mother AND father. A negative result will indicate that those testing are half-siblings. This is because the testing is done with the understanding that it is understood that one parent is shared by both individuals. When taking the full-sibling test, you should indicate which one of the parents you are certain you have in common (the mother or the father) and which of the parent you are uncertain about.
A half-sibling DNA test enables you to get the answer, if two persons share a biological father or mother in common, or if they are not biologically related to each other as siblings. A half-sibling 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 is collected 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.