What is a legal sibling DNA Test?

When two people are trying to figure out if they share the same father, and the father is not available to provide a DNA sample, EDC can perform a Sibling DNA Test. This test determines whether two individuals share one or both parents.

If your goal is to establish paternity, and the father is not available for testing, we first recommend a Grandparent DNA Test. If the father’s parents aren’t available, the Sibling DNA Test is an indirect way to determine family relationships, including paternity.

Our laboratory in all cases can help you obtain DNA results of sibling testing for legal procedure. A majority of our customers benefit from our legal sibling tests to resolve family law matters, for example, relating to child maintenance or disputes over access rights. You can also order this type of DNA sibling testing to resolve inheritance issues or fulfil immigration requirements.
A strict chain of custody applies to all our sibling testings for legal procedure to ensure that you can use your DNA results as evidence in a court of law. The chain of custody guarantees that:

The samples are collected by a neutral third party, for example, by a physician, nurse, or laboratory employee.
The tested parties shall be duly identified before the samples are collected.
The samples upon their collection shall be sealed with tamper tape and posted to the laboratory where they shall be carefully inspected for tampering.

A sibling test starts with the analysis of known relatives.

Examples of testing:

  • Siblings do not share the same mother and they want to find out if they share the same biological father.
  • Siblings share the same mother but are unsure if they share the same biological father.
  • Half sibling DNA test is performed when two alleged siblings believe they only share one biological parent (as in when two siblings do not have the same biological mother but would like to know if they have the same biological father).
  • Full sibling DNA test is performed when two siblings share one biological parent and would like to know if they share the other parent as well (as in when two siblings know they have the same biological mother and would like to know if they also have the same biological father).

Legal vs. at-home sibling test?

What to consider when selecting a DNA sibling test?

Legal sibling test:

Provides court-ready results that may be used to resolve child support disputes, custody disputes, probate issues and other legal matters. Samples are collected at one of LabCorp’s conveniently located certified collection facilities insuring proper chain of custody is maintained. A documented chain of custody is required for all tests that may be used for legal purposes.

At-home sibling test:

Referred to as a non-legal test or at-home test. This test is used when you just need or want answers regarding genetic relationships. A pre-paid express envelope is provided so that you may expedite your DNA samples to the lab.

Price & affordability of a legal sibling test?

Legal sibling tests are more expensive than at-home sibling tests as we ensure coordination of DNA collection and other features needed to issue a legal document. Therefore, if you only need the DNA test results to reveal the truth, then an affordable home sibling test is the best choice for you. For additional peace of mind, EDC ensures that:
– The high-quality testing is strictly the same with every DNA test
– Industry-leading features include running every test twice (Duall Process) to ensure the highest accuracy
– Laboratory inspection excellence, proven by 18 perfect inspections of the most rigorous accrediting organisations

Why is EDC the best choice for my legal sibling test?

The caring employees at the EDC laboratories are leaders in efficient DNA test processing and share their expertise together to provide you the best service. In our up-to-date laboratories our fully professional technicians and researchers ensure top-quality standards and service excellence.

We are specialists providing only reliable sibling test results. Our DNA testing results are fast, precise and confidential.

How to order a legal sibling test & get started?

If you are willing to proceed with a legal sibling testing process now and to receive your results as soon as possible, you only need to order your legal sibling test. This is the quickest way to get started and receive your results online. After your order is confirmed and payment is processed, a representative will contact you to schedule the specimen collection or you can select to call us instead. We have more than 1,900 EDC facilities in the US , and contract with more than 13,000 locations globally. We will work with you to find a convenient location for sample collection. Our office is open to assist you Monday through Friday, 8am – 9pm EST.

Attention: Peace of mind sibling test results may not be used for legal procedure.

Find your local DNA collection facility?

Legal sibling tests require all tested people to have their DNA samples collected by a certified facility (hospitals, health departments, medical offices). One of EDC’s advantages over other companies is that we have the largest network of certified facilites in North America, so finding a convenient location near you is easy!

Call us now to order a legal DNA sibling test. A Scheduling Specialist will find an office near you to arrange an appointment. Multiple appointments can be setup in different places.

5 reasons you might need a legal sibling test?

When deciding between a peace-of-mind sibling test and a legal sibling test, it’s essential to consider what you need the results for.  Too many new parents hurry and do an at-home sibling test, thinking the results can be used for legal purposes—but the truth is courts won’t accept those results. Why? Because there’s no way to prove that the samples submitted for testing really belonged to the people whose names are on the report.
With a legal sibling test, results are accepted by the court, because an independent, qualified third-party witness (also known as a DNA Collector) supervises the DNA collection process from beginning to end, including checking participant IDs, witnessing the handling of cheek swabs, completing paperwork, and mailing samples to the lab. That way, the court can be sure samples weren’t fraudulently tampered with. Here are the top 5 reasons why people need to get a legal, chain-of-custody test.

#1 Reason for a Legal Sibling Test: Child Custody and Child Support
#2 Reason for a Legal Sibling Test: Immigration
#3 Reason for a Legal Sibling Test: Inheritance Rights
#4 Reason for a Legal Sibling Test: Death Benefits
#5 Reason for a Legal Sibling Test: The Need to Know our Roots

What are the identity requirements for a legal sibling test ?

When you go to your sample collection appointment, be sure to bring: Photo ID & Birth Certificate for people being tested
At your appointment, we will: Take copies of your Photo ID / Birth Certificate. Get thumbprints (or for babies we sometimes get footprints) of all people being tested. Take a ‘mug shot’ of all people being tested. Fill out consent forms and other paperwork.

Legal sibling test results delay & how it looks?

We guarantee to have your legal sibling testing results ready within 5-6 days from receipt of samples. A shorter turnaround time of 2 working day can be arranged for an additional charge.

Feel free to consult our results examples here: https://paternitytesting.com/support/dna-results-example/

How accurate is the legal sibling test?

DNA sibling testing is the most accurate method available for determining full siblings, half siblings, or not siblings.

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Can I order over the phone?

Absolutely! We understand it’s sometimes easier to talk to a “real person ” when placing an order. Call us anytime from Monday to Sunday (8:00AM to 9:00PM EST) . We have representatives to assist you in English, Spanish or French.

What are the Payment Options?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover as forms of payment. We have added Paypal as a form of payment as well.

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