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Genetic Reconstruction DNA Test

A genetic (family) reconstruction DNA test determines biological family ties between a child and her paternal or maternal relatives when the alleged parent is deceased or unavailable for testing. It is typically used as an indirect way to determine paternity or maternity. In this test, a series of DNA tests are performed to prove if the child is related to the alleged parent’s close relatives. Close relatives include grandparents, parents, siblings, and children.

In the genetic reconstruction DNA test, the child’s DNA profile is compared with the DNA profiles of at least two of the alleged parent’s close relatives. Since everyone inherits half of the genetic materials (DNA) from the biological father and half from the biological mother, close relatives share a significant portion of their DNA profiles.

Because the missing person is critical in linking the tested parties together, this DNA test requires more extended testing and a more sophisticated analytical methodology. If only two of the missing parent’s close relatives are available to take the test, participation of the child's other known parent is required. If neither parent is available, participation of at least three close relatives is required.

The genetic reconstruction DNA can prove conclusively that an alleged parent is NOT the true parent of the child. The genetic reconstruction test with conclusive results requires that a sufficient number of family members with known relationship to the alleged parent are available for testing.

This genetic reconstruction DNA test can provide greater than 99.0% probability of paternity/maternity when a sufficient number of family members with known relationship to the alleged parent are available for testing.

The chain-of-custody DNA test results are legally admissible and can be used as evidence to claim social welfare benefits, inheritance, and other legal rights.

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