Sibling DNA Test
To determine whether or not there exists a biological sibling or half-sibling relationship.
Is He my Brother or my Half-Brother?
Do you want to know if you and your sibling share the same father? Not sure if your children are from the same man? Or do you want to confirm a possible relationship discovered through ancestry testing? There are many reasons for doing a DNA sibling test, and DDC offers the latest technology and accurate testing to resolve questioned biological-sibling relationships. The report is posted to your secure online account 5 business days after all samples have been received at the lab. Every situation is unique: Contact our experts today for a free consultation.
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When set up as a legal case, results from a sibling DNA test can be used for inheritance benefits, proof of relationship for immigration, and more.
Reasons to get a Sibling DNA Test
- To confirm the truth about a biological relationship
- Medical history
- Social Security benefits
- Inheritance claims
- Immigration cases
- Insurance claims
Testing Options for Sibling DNA Testing
Legal: Legal test results for siblings can be submitted to court as legal proof of a biological relationship. DDC coordinates DNA-sample collection at an approved location near you. The professional collector then compiles all identification, completes paperwork for the test, and sends the package to DDC for testing.
Personal Knowledge: If you need the sibling-test results solely for peace of mind and not for legal reasons, you have the option to collect your DNA at home and send it to DDC for testing. Keep in mind results are not court-admissible.
TIP: If you think you may need results for court in the future, we suggest you do a legal test in the first place so you only have to test once.
More about this Test
Q: Can sibling DNA test results be used for legal reasons?
A: Yes, sibling DNA test results can be used for legal reasons such as immigration, Social-Security benefits, inheritance rights, and more, as long as you order a legal siblingship test with court-admissible results. A report for an at-home peace-of-mind test cannot be used for legal reasons.
Q: How much does a sibling DNA test cost?
A: A sibling DNA test starts at $300. Total cost depends on whether you need results for personal knowledge only or for legal reasons. A sibling test requires considerably more extensive analysis, which is why it costs more than a paternity test.
Q: How does this test work if it’s unknown whether the possible sibling is a half- or full-sibling?
A: If it’s unknown whether the possible sibling is a full or a half, we first test to see if there’s a biological relationship. If there isn’t, then testing is over. If a relationship is determined to exist, then we can do a full-sibling test at the request of the customer.
Q: How do I understand results for a sibling DNA test?
A: Understanding results for a sibling DNA test is a little tricky, since there can never be a straight “yes or no” answer in relationship testing. Calculations for relationships such as grandparent, avuncular (aunt/uncle), and siblings all involve statistics, and a probability of relationship is given as a percentage in the report:
- 90% or higher: the relationship is supported by DNA testing
- 9% – 89%: inconclusive result, and additional parties need to be tested
- Below 9%: the relationship is not supported by DNA testing
If a probability of relationship (PRI) of 92% is given for a full-sibling test, the result could be understood as: “There is a 92% probability that the persons tested share a full sibling relationship.”
Q: My cousin could be my sibling. Can we do this test?
A: No, we cannot perform a sibling test if there might be a cousin relationship.