In genetic reconstruction, a series of DNA tests are conducted to determine whether or not a child is related to the alleged father’s close relatives. It is an indirect way to determine family relationships when an alleged father is not available for a paternity test. Results of genetic reconstruction may be used as proof in Social Security benefit and other inheritance claims or for tribal enrollment. In the test, the child’s DNA profile is compared with the DNA profiles of at least two of the alleged father’s close relatives. A close relative may be a full sibling or a biological parent. Each individual’s DNA profile is unique, but close relatives will share a significant portion of their DNA profiles because of the hereditary nature of DNA.
Who needs to be tested? Option 1 One Mother, one Child, one Paternal Parent (PP) of the Alleged Father (AF), and one Full Sibling (FS) of the AF.
Who needs to be tested? Option 2 One Mother, one Child, and two Full Siblings (FS) of the Alleged Father (AF). Turnaround Time: 14 business days from receipt of all samples