Attention! Changes to the usual visiting procedure due to the COVID-19 pandemic!
The laboratory accepts clients and patients in person strictly by prior appointment. To apply for a visit, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +371 26267833!
High accuracy - we use the Latvian (or origin-appropriate) population gene database
Fast - results are available in 5 working days or sooner
Convenient - sampling for kinship tests can be performed even at home by ordering a test in the e-shop
Safe - we ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive data; the testing is performed in Latvia
High quality - The testing method is internationally accredited (LVS ISO 15189:2013), as well as registered and certified by the Health Statistics and Medical Technology State Agency (La/MoB 068)
What is a kinship DNA test?
People choose kinship DNA testing for a variety of reasons. It can be curiosity whether a particular person is your relative, or the need to resolve internal family matters.
By comparing the DNA profiles of two individuals, it is possible to express the probability with which these two individuals are biologically related.
Types of kinship tests:
We currently offer an informative (the test has no legal force) two-person kinship test for the following kinship models:
Interpretation of results:
Usually, the result of a kinship test is expressed as the probability of kinship in percent (%).
As it is assumed that the initial probability in a standard case is 50% (50% that the persons are related and 50% that the persons are unrelated), then:
Further interpretation of the result, for example, if the result is 70%, depends on the client because only he/she knows other facts, and evidence whether the analyzed relationship is possible or not.
The results of a kinship DNA test are informative and cannot be used to resolve legal matters unless the test is ordered by a court!
Questions about testing: