Pennsylvania Approved Sibling DNA Test
(includes DNA kit, free rush shipping both ways, lab processing for 2 siblings, 100% accurate results )
The purpose of this category of genetic test is to determine paternity (in most cases) when the potential father is not able to submit a specimen for DNA testing. It is also as a rule done discreetly when the mother is not certain and does not want to collect the father’s DNA. Each state has distinct laws regarding paternity, and what tests are permitted. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Pennsylvania please go to PATERNITY LAWS.
A Home Sibling Test Kit In Pennsylvania Has No Regulations, Unlike Some Other States.
A DNA sibling test can be performed for either personal knowledge, or for court or other other legal reasons. There is no change in the outcome in Pennsylvania, due to the strict criteria required by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA reports from home kits may not be endorsed for use in a judicial setting however, because there is no unbiased demonstation of whose DNA was taken. When a legal DNA test is done, the DNA samples are collected by a competent professional collector who can authenticate the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when a paternity test with siblings is done, it is for personal knowledge 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 inheritance 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 demonstrates whether two or more persons are bioligically related with the same mother AND father. A exclusionary result will indicate 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 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 allows you to establish, if two individuals share 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 tell you if those testing are a full-siblings. When requesting 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.