Massachusetts Approved Sibling DNA Test
(includes DNA kit, 2 siblings, free rush shipping both ways)
The goal of this type of genetic testing is to verify the findings of paternity (in most cases) when the potential biological father is not feasable 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 particular laws regarding paternity, and what testing is permitted. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Massachusetts please go to PATERNITY LAWS.
A Home Sibling Test Kit In Massachusetts Has No Restrictions, Unlike Some Other States.
A DNA sibling test can be conducted for either personal knowledge, or for judicial or other other legal reasons. There is no change in the findings in Massachusetts, due to the stringent standards used by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA findings from home kits may not be accepted in a judicial setting however, because there is no unbiased proof of whose DNA was contributed. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is done, the DNA specimens are collected by a experienced 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 information. 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 estate 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 verify 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 indicates whether two or more persons are bioligically related with 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 get the answer, if two possible siblings have 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 answer the question if those testing are a full-siblings. When ordering the half-sibling test, you should 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 instructions 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.