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About Siblings DNA Testing

A siblings DNA test is one of the many varying types of DNA tests that individuals perform to verify their relationship status with other supposed relatives. It is undoubtedly intrinsic to the determination of how related two given individuals are. This test can be carried out in two different situations:

When two people think they are half-siblings, i.e. sharing only one parent. When two people think they are absolute siblings, i.e. sharing both parents. Each of these situations warrants a half or full siblings test and each test doesn't require the presence of any parent. This kind of test was likely invented for cases where a parent cannot be tested but the supposed siblings can.

Accuracy and Conclusiveness
Each supposed sibling usually presents himself or herself for the extraction of a DNA sample, and that is followed by the test which produces a result in the form of an index that indicates what the chances are that both supposed siblings are indeed siblings (half or full). However, with the presence of one or both parents, the test would be perfectly conclusive, otherwise, it may not be due to the relative complicatedness of siblings tests.

Participant Requirement and Cost
A siblings DNA test typically requires the two supposed siblings to be present and is normally limited to two because of the elaborateness of the test. As stated earlier, the presence of a parent, ideally a mother, makes the test more conclusive and easier to complete. But when a mother is not available, the cost of the test rises given that it will demand more profound analysis. The cost varies across different laboratories.

Where to go For a Siblings Test
D6™ specializes in all kinds of DNA tests with an emphasis on precision and satisfaction. We have AABB accredited labs which makes our test results submittable for legal use. Also, we have over 2500 sample collection points in the US where individuals can submit their DNA samples to enhance the convenience of using our service. Try us now and you won't be disappointed.