DNA contains the genetic information of each person and is present in all our cells. Each individual’s DNA is the same from conception to death, and even post-mortem (as long as the individual has not been cremated). We receive DNA in equal parts from our parents, the combination of DNA that we receive is unique for each individual, except for identical twins, which have the same genetic fingerprint.
The genetic fingerprint is currently the most reliable method for the identification of people, being used by the police and forensic laboratories around the world.
The analysis of the genetic fingerprint can be of great interest in the following circumstances, for identification of people or certification of biological relationships:
- Wills and inheritances
- Family cremation
- People with risky trades (military, NGO personnel, etc.)
- Newborns after delivery
- Adopted offspring
- Offspring obtained by assisted reproductive techniques
It is not necessary to be fasting or special preparation.
Sample: EDTA whole blood or blood stain.
Documentation: General petitioner, informed consent, supporting documents and chain of custody.
Advantages of the Genetic Footprint analysis
On many occasions, the genetic identity in relation to a person’s biological kinship is determined from the genetic fingerprint of their parents or other relatives, this being not practicable in situations such as adoption, donation of gametes or embryos, or lack of access to The parents.
Likewise, obtaining the genetic fingerprint of the newborn at the time of delivery makes it possible to unequivocally identify it. Different studies reveal that dermatoglyphic fingerprints are not the ideal method for the identification of newborns, when compared with fingerprints taken 5-6 weeks after birth.
The genetic fingerprint is also of interest to those who wish to archive it for future uses, in which its absence is foreseen (wills, inheritances, etc.).
Since each individual’s DNA is the same throughout their lives, the test only needs to be done once.
- Reservation: 10 euros (included in the total amount)
- Amount: 138 euros
It is included the realization of the test and its report of results.
Conditions of service
The payment of the reservation allows access to the service described within a period of three months.