Life-ID
DNA Identification and Consanguinity Analysis
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Life-ID: DNA Fingerprinting and Relationship Testing

 

Life-ID offers DNA relationship analysis services since 2004. Besides the highly demanded paternity test, we also offer other relationship testing and human identification analysis. We do not diagnose genetic disorders.

For the most frequently requested analysis, a free sampling kit with application form, can be ordered online or by phone. You can also make an appointment for sampling at the laboratory. All analyses can be requested through this website. You can call us at +32 (0) 9 241 5636.

Legally valid tests - with proven identity of the subjects - are possible, both as an expertise under court order, as well as extra-judicial expertise on behalf of the parties. 

Anyone can apply for the expertises, without any intervention from the court, possibly to use the evidence later and support claims in further court proceedings.

We have a unique express service when results are needed quickly. The express service can be requested for both the legally valid tests and the informal analyses.

Our approach and procedures guarantee that you can expect a reliable, fast, discreet and affordable analysis.

How to order a DNA Test

Relationship Testing

Paternity Tests

For a paternity test DNA is analyzed to determine biological fatherhood with high accuracy. There are usually two participants: the possible father and the child. The mother can participate too, typically increasing the accuracy of a positive test result from 99.99% to 99.9999 %. A negative result is almost always 100% certain. The applicant delivers samples of the buccal epithelium from each test participant, together with an application form and proof of payment of the analysis fee.

You can order a free sampling kit that includes everything you need to take the samples and send them to us for analysis, or make an appointment to have the samples taken at the laboratory, and obtain paternity test results that can be used for legal purposes. We extract the DNA from the samples and analyze it. DNA profiles are compared in the laboratory for exclusion or confirmation of biological paternity. The resulting DNA profiles are included in the report, together with the individual paternity indexes and a conclusion that explains the confirmation or exclusion of paternity, and the weight of the genetic evidence (e.g. W>99.9995%).

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Maternity

For a maternity test DNA is analyzed to determine biological motherhood with high accuracy. Maternity testing is mostly done for immigration purposes, when it is necessary to provide evidence to establish a family link with a national resident. Call us to make an appointment for sampling with documented identification. The maternity test is analogous to the paternity test, and the procedures for requesting an analysis are identical.

Grandparent Test

If for some reason the putative father is not available to provide a DNA sample, then a paternity test is still possible based on DNA samples from this man's parents (and from the child). For better discrimination we require the mother's DNA.

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Test for Identical Twins

A simple DNA-test can discriminate between non-identical and identical twins.

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The Y-chromosome and Mitochondrial DNA

If you have a question concerning consanguinity that does not fall in one of the above categories (e.g. filiation in maternal/paternal line), we can give you an answer in most cases. Describe the problem to us and we will let you know whether we can offer a solution or not.

Identification

Human identification by comparison of DNA profiles obtained from any biological sample (traces, blood, stains) are useful for police and private investigation and also for personal purposes.

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No hidden costs, e.g., €299, everything included, for a paternity test.

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