Date of Birth. Provide the date of birth of the participant. It is important to give the correct date as it will be used in calculation.
Relationship: This shows how the participant relates to the other samples. Select from: Alleged Father, Child, Mother, Grandmother, Grandfather, Aunt, Uncle, Sibling, Other (Explain).
Race. The dominant race of participant. Choose from: Asian, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Native American, Other (Explain). It is important to give the correct race as it will be used in calculation.
Append your signature and date it; check the relevant boxes at the bottom and put your initials.
Repeat the same with the other envelope but this time fill in the details of the other person from whom the sample will be taken
2. Put on a Clean Pair of Gloves
This will help prevent contamination from sweat.
3. Collect the Buccal Swab Sample, Discard the Plastic Cases, and Seal the Envelope
Using medium pressure, rub cotton end of the swab against the inside of the cheek in an up and down motion for about twenty (20) seconds. You ought to collect skin cells and not just saliva. Don’t use too much pressure that can harm an individual.
DISCARD THE PLASTIC CASE and place the swab stick inside the correctly labeled envelope. Make sure that you place the swab sticks inside the envelope labeled with the name of the person from whom the sample was taken.
Repeat the step above using the other 2 cotton swabs so as to collect three samples from the same person, placing all three in the same envelope
Plastic can degrade DNA so DO NOT return the swab sticks with the samples INSIDE the plastic casing.
SEAL THE ENVELOPE using the provided tape. DO NOT seal by licking the envelope as this can contaminate the DNA sample.
4. Discard the Gloves and Put on a Clean Pair of Gloves.
5. Repeat Steps for the other Samples.
6. Remove the Mailing Sticker and Attach it on the Main Envelope.
7. Pay the Lab Processing Fees.
8. Place all the Sample Envelopes in the Main Envelope and Seal with the Provided Tape.
9. Using a Reliable Courier or Bus Service, Send the Samples to us.
10. Wait for your Results.
Typically, you will receive your results within 5 working days. Results will be sent to your email and a sealed hard copy sent via courier. Alternatively, you can visit our office to collect the results and chat with our analysts about the results.
The 24-marker DNA test costs 10,000 Kshs. per person (total:20,000 kshs for alleged father+1 child). The 44-marker DNA test costs 17,500 Kshs. per person (total:35,000 kshs for 1 alleged father+1 child)
Determines if a man is the biological father of an individual.
Completed DNA Tests
Samples from the Child and the Alleged Father are needed for the DNA test. It is not a must to send the Mother's sample even though having it can strengthen the DNA results
The grandparent DNA test is performed when it is not possible to test the Alleged Father. Best results are obtained if samples of the 2 grandparents of the alleged father, the child and mother are tested. The grandparent DNA test is a 44-marker test that requires no extra family members.
Uncle / Aunt Samples
If it is impossible to get samples from the alleged father, samples may be collected from either the paternal uncle or aunt of the child since they share 25% of their genes with the child. This is a 44-marker test hence no additional family members are required but samples from the mother may strengthen results.
Y Chromosome Test
If it is impossible to get the alleged father's samples, samples from any surviving male relative related to the alleged father may be collected for a Y-chromosome test. This test finds out whether males have a common male relative and traces the male lineage. This test is only for males.
The sibling DNA test involves comparing a child with his/her sibling. It can be carried out if it is impossible to test the alleged father. Two siblings don't always share DNA types in common when considering each marker tested. Each sibling should share half of their DNA in common.
If the test is required for legal purposes, the participants must physically come to the lab for sample collection. A
chain-of-custody procedure will be followed and an additional fee of 2,000 kshs levied for notarization of the report by an advocate. Proof of identity of the participants will be required (i.e. National ID Card/passport, and birth certificate for the child).