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DNA Profiling

We provide DNA profiling services of the deceased for identification purposes or for people would like to preserve the DNA profile of the deceased. This service, together with personal DNA profiling, could sometimes be used to settle disputes between the deceased and their alleged sons / daughters and prevent misdistribution of heritage.

For details, please contact us.

  • What can you do to arrange for a testing?
    In Hong Kong, there is no special arrangement for the DNA profiling of the deceased. You can visit our company to consult with our experts about the arrangement of deceased DNA profiling. Our professional samplers will visit the specified hospital / funeral to collect samples (cheek cells) needed. Under the company of relatives of the deceased, our staff will obtain the sample. To fulfill any legal requirements, you could consult your lawyer about the procedures and witnesses needed.

    How long does it take for results to be available?
    Within 7 days, we will send you the DNA profiling report. In the report, we will print out the DNA information which will be represented by numbers. Our medical laboratory technicians will inspect the entire testing processes and sign the report, and our experts could explain to you the details if required.

    What will we do?
    Cheek cell collection as a first sample Hair collection as a spare sample Fingerprint stamping of deceased Photo of the deceased taken Relatives will fill out and sign the test request form Sampler will fill out and sign the declaration form

  • Grand Parentage Testing is another means to prove the relationships between parents and children. In cases when the parents are not available for DNA testing, DNA from the children’s grandparents could be used for this purpose. The principle is that the grandfather, father and the son should possess the same paternal genetic markers as one generation passes the Y-chromosome to the next. Thus, it makes no difference whether we test the father’s or the grandfather’s chromosome to see how well the data matches with that of the children.

  • This test could be used to identify whether a pair of twins is identical or fraternal. Identical twins inherit exactly the same genetic material from both parents and their DNA testing result should be the same. If differences are found in the DNA profiles of a pair of twins, it could be concluded that they are fraternal.

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