Sibling DNA Test Kit
An additional laboratory fee of just £165 is required
Results in just 5-7 days
About this DNA kit
This Sibling DNA test includes upto 3 individuals. The results from the test can only be used for personal information.
If you require a DNA test for legal purposes, you must make an appointment at a DNA Clinic.
If you require extra mouth swabs for additional test participants, please call 0800 988 7107.
How does the Sibling DNA test work?
DNA samples taken from the mouth swabs provided, are used to generate a DNA profile for each test participant. The DNA profiles are compared and statistically analysed in order to determine the likelihood of the tested relationship i.e. the likelihood that the participants are biologically related as full siblings, half siblings or that they are biologically unrelated.
The Sibling DNA test is based on the fact that a child inherits half of his or her DNA profile from each of their biological parents i.e. half the child’s DNA profile matches their biological mother and the other half matches the biological father. Due to this, the DNA molecule of full siblings and half siblings will demonstrate an increased amount of genetic material in common, when compared to the DNA of unrelated individuals.
The Sibling DNA test not only provides evidence of whether two individuals are related or not, but can provide evidence to what degree those individuals are related i.e. whether the individuals share one biological parent or two biological parents. Please refer to the information leaflet enclosed for detailed information regarding this DNA test.
How to use
Please read the product information before use
3 simple steps…
1. Complete the enclosed forms
2. Collect your DNA samples using the swabs provided.
3. Mail back your samples and completed documents using the pre-paid envelope supplied.
1. Complete the forms
Complete the enclosed forms.
Ensure your writing is clear and legible.
Sign the consent form. Signatures are required in order to process your DNA samples.
Return the forms with your DNA samples.
Ensure payment is enclosed.
If you require any assistance completing the forms, please call 0800 988 7107 to speak to a Clinical Adviser.
2. Collect the DNA sample
Swab. There are 2 mouth swabs for each test participant. To obtain the required DNA samples, rub the cotton end of the swab inside the left cheek firmly at least 20 times. Repeat with the second swab on the inside of the left cheek.
For guidance, see the video
Air Dry. Both mouth swabs by rapidly flicking through the air for at least 15 seconds. Do not handle the cotton end, this will cause contamination of your DNA samples.
Seal. Place the swabs into the relevant test participants sample envelope. Ensure all details are completed on the sample envelope and secure the 2 swabs by sealing the flap.
3. Mail back your DNA samples
Place the sample envelopes, completed forms and payment into the return envelope supplied (no postage required). Seal the return envelope with the security seal provided.
Results will be sent to you by secure email in just 5 – 7 working days (from receipt of the samples at the laboratory).
A local collection service is available with Crystal Health and you can find one near you by clicking here
IMPORTANT. It may be a criminal offence under the Human Tissue Act 2004, to have bodily material with the intention to analyse human DNA in the material and use the result for certain purposes without qualifying consent.