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AABB DNA Testing
63-11 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY 11377
Phone: 718-701-0292
Fax: 718-458-9700
Email: aabbdnatesting@yahoo.com


Welcome to the Best DNA Testing in NYC!

We offer New York’s BEST AND MOST AFFORDABLE DNA TESTING with a full range of services to verify family relationships.


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Why are we the best?

See the many reasons below:

We specialize in the following types of DNA tests:

• Paternity • Maternity • Grand-parenting • Sibling Relationship • Biological Relationship Studies • Twin Studies • Deceased Paternity • Forensic Testing • Child Identity Testing Ancestry • Family Tree and Genealogy Testing

EXPERT DNA TESTING SERVICES AT THE LOWEST PRICES ANYWHERE!

* EVEN LOWER PRICE THAN HOME DNA KITS.
* NO HIDDEN COSTS – Collection kits, photography, and fingerprinting all included.
* 99.9% (OR GREATER) ACCURACY AND AABB CERTIFIED.
* FINAL RESULTS ARE PRESENTED IN A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT IN A CLEAR AND CONCISE FORM.
* ALL RESULTS ARE COURT ADMISSIBLE.
* OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE.
* NO REFERRALS NECESSARY!
* FAST AND PAINLESS SAMPLE COLLECTIONS, USING BUCCAL (Mouth) SWABS.
* SPANISH, PORTUGESE, FRENCH AND CREOLE SPOKEN.

* PLEASE SEE TRANSLATIONS OF OUR SERVICES IN: SPANISH, BENGALI, URDU, CHINESE AND NEPALESE!

* OPEN SATURDAYS & Sundays!

Located In Woodside Queens, easily reachable from all boroughs (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island), Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk. 4 Blocks from No. 7 Train (Flushing Line) and Long Island Railroad.


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90% of time they will revoke your denial, as long as you get the required information to them quickly.


AABB DNA TESTING

63-11 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY 11377

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718-701-0292

Fax: 718-458-9700
Email: aabbdnatesting@yahoo.com


AABB DNA Testing offers a full range of DNA testing services using the most highly qualified AABB-Certified DNA testing laboratories in the country.

For New York residents, DNA testing has to be performed by a physician or legal entity (court, USCIS, US Embassy or Consulate).

AABB DNA TESTING offers a “One-Stop Shopping” service since we have a doctor on the premises who will perform the test. We are open 7 days a week, including weekends.

Other doctors will charge a fee just for the office visit. We do not charge a fee for our on premises doctor visit. Save money and call for an appointment today!

What types of DNA tests are court admissible?

What is a court admissible DNA test?

what-is-court-admissible-dna-testing-01“Court admissible” is used to describe legal evidence- a testimonial, documentary, or tangible object- that may be presented to a judge or jury to prove a point. Many, but not all, DNA tests can be court admissible evidence. If a DNA test is not court admissible, a judge will not allow it to be presented as valid legal evidence.

A judge may prescribe court-ordered DNA testing for legal reasons, such as establishing biological parenthood for a case in which an individual may be entitled to certain assets. These court-ordered DNA tests must be legal DNA tests that are court admissible. You may also desire a court admissible DNA test to prove maternity or paternity, establish your rights to custody, prove your innocence in a crime investigation, or complete the necessary steps for immigration.

These DNA tests can help the court decide about things such as custody, visitation rights, and mandatory payment of child support. Sometimes these tests are used for immigration purposes. Court-ordered DNA tests are often issued be the Office of the Attorney General of your state. In New York, DNA testing must be prescribed by a physician or legal entity such as a court, USCIS, or US Embassy or Consulate. At our lab, we have a doctor on the premises who will prescribe your DNA test for no additional fees, including on weekends.

It is important to note that obtaining court admissible DNA evidence for legal purposes is taken very seriously. Tampering with these results can result in serious fines and/or jail time.

What types of DNA tests are court admissible?

types-dna-tests-accepted-court-admissible-ny-02Most often, DNA tests are only court admissible if they are performed by an AABB accredited DNA testing lab, such as our lab. Some organizations offer court admissible home DNA test kits, but these are often just as expensive, or more expensive, than AABB accredited lab testing and tend not to be as accurate.

When obtaining court admissible DNA evidence, always proceed with guidance from an attorney or legal court official that can guide you through the process and explain exactly what is needed. At our lab, we make sure this legal process is followed to obtain valid court admissible DNA evidence.

When we perform a DNA test, we usually collect buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. If performing a paternity or maternity test, we will need swab samples from both the child and the alleged parent to be tested.

All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related. When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar the genomes are. This is how we create court admissible evidence from a DNA sample for paternity, maternity, and forensic investigations. All of the DNA tests performed at our lab are court admissible.

After we perform the test and obtain the results, we will notify any relevant parties of the new DNA evidence for use in court in the form of a notarized document.

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Contact us today to schedule a court admissible test appointment with the best AABB accredited DNA testing lab in NYC.

AABB DNA Testing
718-701-0292

For more information, visit our main website: https://www.aabbdnatesting.com/

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References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admissible_evidence
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/court-ordered-paternity

The court is making me take a DNA test for paternity. How do I get one?

Why do I need a DNA Test for paternity?

dna-test-for-paternity-nyc-lab-01So, the court is making you take a DNA test for paternity. Why? For starters, some people do not know if they are the father of the child in question. The court may need this information for legal matters. Often in these circumstances, the mother and alleged father disagree about paternity and need an official test to prove paternity.

If the mother and father agree about paternity, they are able to file an Acknowledgement of Paternity, which is a legal document stating the paternity of the child. If necessary, this document can be revoked if you later change your mind about paternity.

These paternity tests can help the court decide about things such as custody, visitation rights, and mandatory payment of child support. Sometimes paternity tests are used for immigration purposes. Paternity tests are often issued be the Office of the Attorney General of your state. 

How do I get a paternity test?

top-nyc-lab-paternity-dna-testing-2019-02For a court-ordered paternity test, you will need to visit an AABB licensed DNA testing lab, like our lab. To obtain the DNA sample, we will collect buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside your cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. We will then compare your DNA to the DNA of the child.

Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related. When we compare the genomes of multiple people side-by-side, we are able to see how similar the genomes are. This comparison is called DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting, and is the same process used in criminal investigations to see if someone’s fingerprint or hair matches the genome of the suspect. This genome comparison will give a percentage result.

This percentage represents the probability that the two people- in this case a child and parent- are related. If the probability is 0% then they are not related. If they are related, the probability may be as high as 99.99%.

So, if you receive a paternity probability of 99.99%, then you are the biological father of the child. However, if the paternity probability is much lower, or even 0%, then you are not the biological father of the child. These tests are extremely accurate.

You will receive your results about 4 – 6 weeks after the paternity test. After these results are sent back from our lab, the court will be able to finalize your paternity.

How much can I expect to pay?

paternity-dna-lab-test-costs-03A Legal paternity test is more expensive than a Non-Legal paternity test because it must be done at a DNA testing lab, such as our lab. They can cost between $100-$500. Many at-home DNA tests cost much less than $100, but these tests will not suffice for legal matters and the court will not accept them as valid DNA evidence. Therefore, if ordered to take a paternity test by the court, you must take a Legal paternity test in an accredited lab.

Contact us today to schedule a paternity test appointment with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.

AABB DNA Testing
63-11 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY 11377
718-701-0292

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_paternity_testing
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/court-ordered-paternity
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgement-paternity-aop

Not sure if you’re related? Take A Sibling DNA test.

What’s the purpose of a Sibling DNA test?

sibling-dna-test-info-testing-lab-nyc-01Sibling DNA tests are used to determine if two individuals are biologically related as siblings. The results can be used for personal information or legal information. Because Sibling DNA tests can be required for legal purposes (such as the inheritance of assets), this type of DNA test should be performed in an AABB-accredited laboratory, such as our lab. Courts and other legal entities will not accept DNA evidence as valid unless it is performed in an accredited lab.

Besides being used to determine if two people are biologically related as siblings, the test can also be used in parentage cases to help establish the paternity or maternity of a parent when that person is unable to have their DNA tested, either because they are deceased, unavailable, or unwilling to have their DNA tested.

It is also common for mother to seek a Sibling DNA test on behalf of her children to obtain Social Security survivor benefits for them. Sibling DNA tests can also be part of the immigration process as a DNA test requirement.

Sibling DNA tests can be used to determine if two individuals are full siblings, half siblings, or are unrelated to each other. Depending on the type of Sibling DNA test, we may also require DNA samples from the mother, father, and/or other undisputed siblings. 

How does a Sibling DNA test work?

dna-test-for-sibling-relatioinships-new-york-top-lab-02When we perform a sibling DNA test, we usually collect buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. We will need swab samples from both individuals to be tested.

Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related. When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar the genomes are. This comparison is called DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting, and is the same process used in criminal investigations to see if someone’s fingerprint or hair matches the genome of the suspect. For a Sibling DNA test, we use this method to compare the two genomes to confirm if two people are biologically related as siblings.

What kind of results will I receive?

dna-testing-for-immigration-lab-nyc-01After we perform the Sibling DNA test, you will receive a percentage result. This percentage represents the probability that the two individuals are biologically related as siblings. If the probability is 0% then they are not related. If they are related, the probability may be as high as 99.99%. It is important to note that the accuracy of Sibling DNA tests is not always as high as that of paternity or maternity DNA tests due to more complex inheritance patterns. But the more genetic information we have available (aka, the more family members we are able to test), the more accurate the DNA test results will be.

In order to take a legal DNA test in the state of New York, you are required to get permission from a physician or legal entity, such as a court. At our lab we have a physician on the premises ready to make this referral for you, making this DNA testing process as easy and convenient as possible. We are the one-stop-shop for all of your DNA testing needs.

Contact us today to schedule a Sibling DNA test appointment, or any other type of DNA test, with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.

AABB DNA Testing
63-11 Queens Boulevard

Woodside NY 11377
718-701-0292

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References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_paternity_testing

 

Maternity & Paternity DNA Testing: Who’s the parent?

Who’s the parent?

dna-test-for-maternity-paternity-top-nyc-lab-01There are many reasons someone may desire a maternity or paternity test. These are DNA tests used to confirm a child’s biological parents, either for personal knowledge or for legal reasons. These DNA tests are extremely accurate.

Maternity DNA Tests

We typically perform maternity tests for people who need a legal confirmation of maternity for immigration, citizenship, or passport purposes. This test can also be performed for other legal reasons, such as confirmation of Native American Tribal

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Membership. However, we also perform maternity tests for other reasons, including for non-legal reasons. An example of a maternity test performed for a non-legal reason would be a grown child who, after being adopted, wants to confirm who their biological mother is. Or perhaps there is a mix-up in the maternity ward at a hospital and the doctors need to confirm the mother of a child. In this case, they would seek a maternity test.

Another reason someone might seek a maternity test is in the case of surrogacy. Surrogacy is the process in which a man and woman use in-vitro fertilization to have their fertilized embryos placed in another woman’s uterus so that she will grow and birth the child for that couple. This process does not always work, and, in some cases, the surrogate mother will become pregnant with her own child instead. A maternity test would be needed to confirm if the child belongs to the couple or the surrogate mother.

Paternity DNA Tests

As with maternity tests, most paternity tests at our laboratory are performed for immigration purposes. However, we also perform many paternity tests to establish legal parenthood. These paternity tests can help the court decide about things such as custody, visitation rights, and mandatory payment of child support. Sometimes we perform paternity tests because a mother and/or her child would simply like to know who the father is for their own personal information.

Whatever your reason for seeking either a maternity or paternity test, it is important to know how these tests work.

How do maternity and paternity DNA tests work?

paternity-test-dna-lab-best-value-info-03When we perform a maternity or paternity test, we usually collect buccal cells (cheek cells) from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. We will need swab samples from both the child and the alleged father and/or mother to be tested. Once we have the cell samples, we are able to perform the DNA test for paternity or maternity.

Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related. When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar the genomes are. This comparison is called DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting. This genome comparison will give a percentage result.

This percentage represents the probability that the two people- in this case a child and parent- are related. If the probability is 0% then they are not related. If they are related, the probability may be as high as 99.99%.

Do you want to confirm paternity or maternity? Contact us today  at 718-701-0292 to schedule a paternity test or maternity test appointment with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.


References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_paternity_testing

History of DNA Testing for Immigration in the USA

Why do we need DNA testing for immigration?

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DNA tests can be required as part of the immigration application if other proof for biological parenthood, such as a birth certificate or other records, do not exist or are insufficient. Often, biological familial relationships must be proven to obtain an Immigrant visa, a passport for another country, or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.

An Immigration DNA test may also be needed to qualify an applicant for an immigration benefit based on family relationships. DNA testing for immigration is extremely common now, but this has not always been the case. There are multiple reasons for the recent increase in popularity of DNA testing for immigration in the United States.

What is the history of DNA testing for immigration in the USA?

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Nowadays, DNA testing for immigration is extremely common. However, until recently, the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) has used DNA testing as a last resort for the immigration process. This is partly because DNA testing has not always provided the accurate results that it does today.

Today’s DNA testing labs, such as our lab, usually collect buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. This is a painless, non-invasive method that is preferable to the previously used method of obtaining a blood sample. Buccal cell samples provide results just as accurate as those from blood samples and therefore are now the most popular method for obtaining a DNA sample.

ellis-island-immigration-history-dna-05The first DNA testing in the United States occurred in 1987 for use in a criminal case. However, DNA testing did not become more widely available until the late 1990s. Since then, DNA testing has become more common and more accurate because the process of DNA comparison, known as DNA Profiling, has become more accurate as science has advanced.

Throughout the history of the USCIS, which assumed responsibility for the immigration services of the United States federal government in 2003, the policy on DNA testing for parentage has remained unchanged. However, in 2018, the USCIS updated its policy on DNA evidence to be in support of sibling relationships. In other words, the policy will now permit the suggestion and consideration of sibling-to-sibling DNA test results as part of the immigration process, due to the increased accuracy of sibling DNA testing in recent years. This policy provides standards for evaluating both full siblings and half siblings.

How do I get a DNA test for immigration?

usa-citizen-immigrant-dna-test-application-03Today in the United States, this immigration DNA testing must be performed by an AABB accredited DNA testing laboratory, such as our lab, and cannot be performed via home DNA test kits or non-accredited testing laboratories. Before proceeding with immigration DNA testing, make sure you’ve received written authority from the U.S. Department of State, USCIS, or U.S. Embassy.

Therefore, the first step to obtaining a DNA test for immigration is to make sure you’ve received written authority to do so. The next step is to contact an AABB accredited lab, such as our lab. We will walk you through the entire DNA testing process.

Contact us today to schedule an immigration DNA test appointment with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.

718-701-0292

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References:

https://dnacenter.com/immigration-dna-testing/
https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-updates-policy-dna-evidence-support-sibling-relationships
https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/our-history/our-history
https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-parents

I need a DNA test for immigration. What do I have to do?

Why do I need a DNA test for immigration?

faq-dna-testing-immigration-usa-03DNA tests can be required as part of the immigration application if other proof for biological parenthood, such as a birth certificate or other records, do not exist or are insufficient. Often, biological familial relationships must be proven to obtain an Immigrant visa, a passport for another country, or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. An Immigration DNA test may also be needed to qualify an applicant for an immigration benefit based on family relationships.

In the United States, this immigration DNA testing must be performed by an AABB accredited DNA testing laboratory, such as our lab, and cannot be performed via home DNA test kits or non-accredited testing laboratories. If you do obtain a DNA test that is not from an AABB accredited laboratory, you risk rejection of your results.

Before proceeding with immigration DNA testing, make sure you’ve received written authority from the U.S. Department of State, USCIS, or U.S. Embassy. If you proceed with the DNA test without written authority, your test results may be rejected.

Therefore, the first step to obtaining a DNA test for immigration is to make sure you’ve received written authority to do so. The next step is to contact an AABB accredited lab, such as our lab. We will walk you through the entire DNA testing process. 

How do DNA tests for immigration work?

dna-testing-for-immigration-lab-nyc-01When we perform a DNA test, we usually collect buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. We will need swab samples from all required individuals to be tested. This is a non-invasive, painless procedure.

Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related. When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar the genomes are. This comparison is called DNA profiling. For a paternity or maternity test for immigration, we are able to use this genome comparison to give a probability that the two individuals are related.

After we perform the DNA test, you will receive a percentage result. This percentage represents the probability that the two individuals are related. If the probability is 0% then they are not related. If they are related, the probability may be as high as 99.99%. These DNA tests are extremely accurate.

In the United States, this percentage result is required to show at least 99.5% probability of relatedness for immigration purposes. We are required to send these original test results directly to the requesting authority.

What if the other individual to be tested lives far away?

best-priced-dna-testing-lab-nyc-immigration-02If the other individual to be tested, such as a parent or sibling, lives in another state or country, we will coordinate with another AABB accredited laboratory in their area so that they can be tested as well. We will ensure that you get the DNA testing you need to complete your immigration application or other immigration process.

Contact us today to schedule an immigration DNA test appointment with the best AABB-accredited DNA testing lab in NYC.

718-701-0292

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References:

https://dnacenter.com/immigration-dna-testing/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_paternity_testing

https://www.verywellfamily.com/about-paternity-tests-1270746

https://dnacenter.com/blog/are-home-paternity-tests-accurate/

How do paternity DNA tests work and what are their costs?

Why should you get a paternity DNA test?

paternity-dna-tests-most-affordable-01There are many reasons someone may want a paternity test. Perhaps a mother would like to confirm the father of her child. Or perhaps a father would like to confirm a child as his own. Or a grown child may want to know who his or her father really is. Whatever your reason for seeking a paternity test, it is important to understand how they work.

What samples do we need to perform a paternity test?

When we perform a paternity test, we usually collect buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. We will need swab samples from both the child and the alleged father to be tested.

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In some cases, people want a paternity test done before the child is born. In this case, we can refer you to Genetic specialists that will perform an amniocentesis procedure in which amniotic fluid is taken from the womb and used as a sample. However, there is a small risk of miscarriage when performing this procedure.

There is also a new way to perform a paternity test before the child is born, without a risk of miscarriage. Because some DNA from the fetus floats around in the mother’s bloodstream, we can take some of her blood and use that as the sample for the child.

After we have the DNA sample either from cheek cells, amniotic fluid, or blood, we can perform the DNA test.

How do paternity tests work?

Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related.

top-dna-testing-lab-nyc-paternity-03When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar the genomes are. This comparison is called DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting, and is the same process used in criminal investigations to see if someone’s fingerprint or hair matches the genome of the suspect. For a paternity test with a female child, we use this method to compare the two genomes.

However, in performing a paternity test for a male child, this process of comparison becomes much easier. Instead of using the entire genome, we are able to compare just the Y chromosome from the child and the potential father because male children inherit their father’s Y chromosome.

After we perform the paternity test, you will receive a percentage result. This percentage represents the probability that the child and potential father are related. If the probability is 0% then they are not related. If they are related, the probability may be as high as 99.99%. These paternity tests are very accurate.

How much does a paternity test cost?

The cost of a paternity test is based on the type of paternity test you choose. There are two types: Legal paternity tests and Non-Legal paternity tests. Legal paternity tests are used in court to establish things such as mandatory child support. Non-Legal paternity tests are used for your own personal information. While Legal Paternity tests can cost between $100 and $500, Non-Legal paternity tests can be done for as little as $15 because they can be done from home. A Legal paternity test is more expensive because it must be done at an AABB-accredited DNA testing lab, such as our lab. Contact us today to schedule a paternity test appointment with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.


References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_paternity_testing

https://www.verywellfamily.com/about-paternity-tests-1270746

https://dnacenter.com/blog/are-home-paternity-tests-accurate/

Forensic DNA Testing

What is forensic DNA testing?

forensic-dna-testing-lab-ny-01Forensic DNA testing is the testing of DNA samples for the purpose of solving crimes. Many crime shows depict forensic DNA testing with the capturing of different samples, such as blood and hair, from a crime scene. Is this an accurate depiction? Well, these samples can be used for DNA testing, but this isn’t the whole story. Forensic DNA testing can actually be done with a variety of DNA samples, and it turns out that this type of DNA testing is extremely accurate. Courts of law and other legal entities trust the accuracy of forensic DNA testing to the point that they will convict someone of a crime based entirely on DNA evidence.

How does forensic DNA testing work?

Before we can test the DNA samples to solve a crime, we must obtain the DNA samples. DNA samples can come from a person’s hair, bodily fluids, skin cells, fingernails, toenails, and bones. It is surprising how many places one can find these samples. Such DNA samples can be found on clothing, sheets, towels, silverware, drinking glasses, used tissues, condoms, eye contacts, band-aids, cigarettes, gloves, tools, abandoned weapons, and more.

To collect the DNA samples, an investigator will go to the crime scene and gather these samples by taking the physical item with them in a sterile container, or by swabbing an item that may contain a person’s bodily fluid, such as a sample of blood or a sweaty door handle. The investigators will work carefully to ensure that their own DNA does not contaminate these valuable samples.

Once the DNA sample is collected, we must compare it to the DNA sample of a crime suspect. The DNA of both samples can be compared for relatedness in multiple ways:

1) Nuclear DNA Analysis

This method of DNA testing is called DNA Profiling or DNA Fingerprinting. With this method, we take the samples of DNA found in the nucleus of a cell from the suspect and the crime sample and compare them to each other. The genomes- all of a person’s DNA put together- are compared side by side. The more similar the samples, the more likely the suspect is the person who committed the crime.

2) Mitochondrial DNA Analysis

This method compares the DNA from the mitochondria of the suspect and the crime scene sample. Mitochondria are present in almost every cell in the body and help the cell produce energy to survive. We are able to use the DNA from this part of the cell for forensic investigations.

3) Y Chromosome DNA analysis

When the suspect is male, we are able to compare the Y chromosome of the suspect with that of the DNA from the crime scene. This method does not work with female suspects since females do not have a Y chromosome. 

Forensic DNA Testing Uses

dna-testing-police-courts-forensics-02DNA testing is not only use to convict criminals in court, but also to exonerate innocent suspects as well. Forensic DNA testing can also be used for forensic paternity cases in which paternity must be proven, either for missing person identification or for proving rape or incest cases when pregnancy results. Many alleged criminals have been freed from prison, and even death row, due to their proven innocence from Forensic DNA testing.

If you are interested in Forensic DNA testing, contact us today to schedule a DNA test appointment with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.


References: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_profiling

https://dnacenter.com/blog/forensic-dna-testing/

http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org/dna/how.html

Family Tree DNA Testing

What is family tree DNA testing?

who-is-your-family-easy-dna-test-02Have you ever wondered if you’re actually related to someone who shares the same last name? Have you wondered where your ancestors probably lived and where they migrated to? Do you want to learn more information about that mystery part of your family tree? If so, family tree DNA testing can help you obtain this information.

We can perform family tree DNA testing in a variety of ways to help you learn more about yourself, your family, and where you came from.

 How does family tree DNA testing work?

Before we can test your DNA, we must obtain a DNA sample. We do this by collecting buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. This is a painless, non-invasive method of gathering DNA samples. After we have your DNA sample, we will remove everything but the DNA itself.

family-tree-dna-testing-lab-01Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related by ancestry, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not related. When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar their genomes are, and thus understand more about the common ancestry of those people.

There are a few ways we can test your DNA to gather information about your genetic family tree:

1. Testing of your paternal line (Y-DNA testing)

Y-DNA testing is the testing of the Y chromosome in males to gather genetic information about that person’s paternal family line. Because females do not have a Y chromosome, they cannot take this test and will need to seek a different type of ethnic DNA testing. Y-DNA testing follows your direct paternal line and therefore allows you to gather historical and genetic information about people who share the same surname.

2. Testing of your maternal line (mtDNA testing)

The testing of your mitochondrial DNA is known as mtDNA testing. Mitochondria are the organelles inside your cells that provide the cells with energy. These organelles contain their own DNA, separate from the rest of the cell, and therefore we are able to test this DNA on its own. You inherit your mitochondrial DNA from your mother, so this DNA testing can provide information about your genetic maternal line. Both males and females inherit their mother’s mitochondrial DNA and therefore both genders are able to take this type of ethic DNA test.

3. Autosomal DNA testing

Autosomal DNA testing is the testing of all of your DNA besides your sex chromosomes. This can be done for both males and females and is usually the best option for ancestry DNA testing. With Y-DNA and mtDNA testing, you will receive information about your paternal and maternal lines, which can go very far back in history, but the rest of your family tree will be a mystery. With autosomal DNA testing, however, we can piece your complete family tree together to help you learn more about your family history.

If you are interested in any of these types of family tree DNA testing, contact us today to schedule a family tree DNA test appointment with the best AABB-accredited DNA testing lab in NYC.


References: 

https://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/EthnicDNATesting.html

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/1/28/18194560/ancestry-dna-23-me-myheritage-science-explainer

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003414.htm

https://www.smarterhobby.com/genealogy/family-tree-dna-review/

DNA Testing for Ethnicity

What is DNA testing for ethnicity?

dna-testing-for-ethnicity-new-york-01DNA testing for ethnicity is the testing of a person’s DNA to gain information about their ethnic background, based completely on their genes. With this type of DNA testing, you will be able to gain information on the background of your own genes and the genes of your family members.

How does DNA testing for ethnicity work?

Before we can test your DNA for ethnicity, we must obtain a DNA sample. We do this by collecting buccal cells, or cheek cells, from inside a person’s cheek using a cheek swab made of cotton. This is a painless, non-invasive method of gathering DNA samples. After we have your DNA sample, we will remove everything but the DNA itself.

Each person has a unique set of DNA. All of a person’s DNA put together is called a genome. When people are related by ethnicity, their genomes are more similar to each other than when they are not part of the same ethnic group. When we compare the genomes of multiple people, we are able to see how similar their genomes, and thus ethnicities, are.

There are a few ways we can test your DNA for ethnicity:

1) Testing of your paternal line (Y-DNA testing)

Y-DNA testing is the testing of the Y chromosome in males to gather genetic information about that person’s paternal family line. Because females do not have a Y chromosome, they cannot take this test and will need to seek a different type of ethnic DNA testing.

2) Testing of your maternal line (mtDNA testing)

The testing of your mitochondrial DNA is known as mtDNA testing. Mitochondria are the organelles inside your cells that provide the cells with energy. These organelles contain their own DNA, separate from the rest of the cell, and therefore we are able to test this DNA on its own. You inherit your mitochondrial DNA from your mother, so this DNA testing can provide information about your genetic maternal line. Both males and females inherit their mother’s mitochondrial DNA and therefore both genders are able to take this type of ethnic DNA test.

3) Autosomal DNA testing

Autosomal DNA testing is the testing of all of your DNA besides your sex chromosomes. This can be done for both males and females and is usually the best option for ethnic DNA testing. With Y-DNA and mtDNA testing, you will receive information about your paternal and maternal lines, which can go very far back in history, but the rest of your family tree will be a mystery. With autosomal DNA testing, however, we can piece your complete family tree together to help you learn more about your genetic ethnicity.

What kind of results will I receive?

top-affordable-dna-testing-lab-new-york-02If you undergo autosomal DNA testing, your results will come in the form of a percentage of ancestry. For instance, one person may have DNA ancestry that is 21% Japanese, 13% South African, and 66% Spanish.

With Y-DNA and mtDNA testing, your results will be a list of likely haplogroups. A haplogroup is an ethnic group that usually stems from a certain part of the world. For example, with mtDNA testing, your results might indicate that you are part of an L haplogroup, which indicates African ancestry. When you receive your DNA results, we will explain all of these results to you.

If you want to know more about your ethnic history, contact us today to schedule an ethnic DNA test appointment with the best DNA testing lab in NYC.

For more information, visit our main website: https://www.aabbdnatesting.com/


References:

https://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/EthnicDNATesting.html

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/1/28/18194560/ancestry-dna-23-me-myheritage-science-explainer

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003414.htm