Massachusetts Approved Sibling DNA Test
(includes DNA kit, free rush shipping both ways, lab processing for 2 siblings, 100% accurate results )
The scope of this variety of test is to discover paternity (in most cases) when the alledged father is not available for DNA testing. It is also ordinarily when the mother is not certain and does not want to collect the father’s DNA. Each state has distinctive laws regarding paternity, and what testing is authorized. 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 completed for either peace-of-mind, or for judicial or other other legal reasons. There is no difference in the DNA report in Massachusetts, due to the rigerous policies required by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA reports from home kits may not be accepted in a judicial setting however, because there is no unbiased verification of whose DNA was contributed. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is completed, the DNA samples 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 private 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 estate 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 indicates whether two individuals share the same mother AND father. A negative result will show that those testing are half-siblings. This is because the testing is done with the idea that it is understood that one parent is shared by both people. When taking the full-sibling test, you should let us know 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 allows you to establish, if two persons have a biological father or mother in common, or if they are not genetically related to each other as siblings. A half-sibling test will not be able to tell you if those testing are a full-siblings. When requesting 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 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.