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Family Genetic Reconstruction.

DNA Testing.

This series of DNA tests confirm biological family relationships and is most often used to determine if a child related to a possible father's close relatives.

How can I Answer Difficult Questions about a Biological Relationship?

Truth DNA can provide reliable DNA results for complex family cases. Do you have a family puzzle and you’re trying to put all the pieces together? When close potential relatives are unavailable for testing, there may be other relatives who can help to fill in the gaps and determine a child’s genetic relationship to the family. DNA Family Reconstruction Testing is a series of tests that can help you get accurate answers fast. The report is posted to your secure online account 5 business days after all samples have been received at the lab.  We specialize in complex cases.

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Reasons to get DNA Family Reconstruction Testing. 


  • To confirm the truth about a biological relationship

  • Medical history

  • Social Security benefits

  • Inheritance claims

  • Immigration cases

  • Insurance claims

  • Results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties.

For more information call 888.995.4DNA

Lab Experiment

Not sure which relatives are most ideal for testing? Our experienced case specialists can help determine the best way to solve your family puzzle.


Genetic family reconstruction is used to test the relationship between a child and biological relatives of the alleged father, if he is deceased or unavailable for testing.


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 (1) Mother, one (1) Child, and two (2) Full Siblings (FS) of the Alleged Father (AF).


Turnaround Time

  • Five (5) business days from receipt of all samples


Chain-of-Custody Requirements

Chain-of-custody requirements must be fulfilled for test results to be defensible in any legal situation, such as inheritance disputes. These requirements include the following:

  • Samples are collected by a neutral third party, such as a clinic or laboratory

  • The individuals tested are positively identified (i.e., they present a government-issued ID to be photocopied and/or they are photographed and fingerprinted)

  • A standard kit is used

  • Each party completes and signs a Client Identification and Consent Form (COC-4002)

  • Guardianship of tested minor must be verified at the time of signing consent

  • The kit may not be in the possession of the clients prior to or after being collected


Non-Chain of Custody Requirements

In a non-chain of custody test, samples are collected by the patients themselves. Results of this test are for personal knowledge only and may not be used for legal purposes.

  • An in-home kit is used, and buccal samples can be collected by the patients themselves at a time and place of their choosing

  • Since the origin of the samples cannot be verified, names are listed on the report in the same way they are labeled on the samples

  • A unique barcode is assigned to each kit and appears on the report as a reference for the case

  • Barcoded kits are assigned to your account for easy reference 



  • There are several different scenarios for genetic reconstruction. An ideal situation would be to test the mother, child, one parent of the deceased, and one or more full siblings of the deceased. We can also perform the test if we have two full siblings of the deceased, the mother, and the child. For circumstances other than these, please contact your account manager

  • Do not test half-siblings of the deceased or an untested alleged father since they will not share enough common DNA with the child

  • Generally speaking, biological-relationship testing such as genetic reconstruction and siblingship testing is not as definitive as DNA parentage testing. It is not possible to determine with absolute certainty whether two people are siblings or biologically related in some way other than the parent-child relationship 

  • Results show a Combined Relatedness Index, a statistical value showing the genetic odds in favor of the relationship, and a Probability of Relatedness 

  • If the laboratory determines the results are inconclusive, they may suggest testing additional relatives. Future testing requires additional costs, so please contact your account manager with questions about pricing

For more information call 888.995.4DNA

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