Each case of kinship analysis is individual, as the persons available for testing differ. The easiest case of an indirect paternity test is the following: Siblings (e.g. two brothers) would like know if they indeed have the same father. The father is deceased, but there are samples available of his brother or sister. In silico (i.e. in computer simulation), DNA-Planet can determine upfront that the achievable probability of relatedness in this kinship scenario can be app. 90%. If the mother can also be involved in the test, the simulated value reaches up to 95%. If the customer’s case is similar to the one described above he or she can be confident to receive a significant and meaningful test report for the money invested. This test is available for 495 including 3 test persons and consultation.
A more complex case is kinship testing when only samples of cousins are available and the cousins would like to know if they are indeed cousins or perhaps half-siblings. In this case, the achievable probability of relatedness in a DNA test can be simulated to be app. 50%, which would not be a really helpful result for the cousins. DNA-Planet can use computer simulation to find out, for each specific case, which persons would need to be tested in addition to achieve a more meaningful result. The customer is therefore able to check in advance if he or she can involve the right persons into the test in order to decide whether to perform the test or not. The standard
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