Genetic Footprint

You can obtain your genetic footprint with the Human Identification Card

Genetics and Society

Human Identification Genetics is based on the obtaining of the DNA profile, or “Genetic Footprint”, to verify the kinship between individuals of a same family or for the genetic identification of human remains. The results of these tests are the determining factor in the solving of judicial filiation cases, such as paternity, maternity, siblingship, etc.

Unique – Exclusive – Unchanging

Nowadays, the precision of DNA testing is determined by a commitment to excellence in the analytical capability of the laboratory, as the results may be crucial for the solving of cases of child custody, inheritance, sexual assault, or for finding the key in the search for an adoptee’s biological family.
Obtaining the DNA genetic footprint enables a person to keep a permanent record of his/her genetic profile via a unique combination of 16 genetic markers which act as an unchangeable genetic identification.

Benefits of the Genetic Footprint

  • To identify adopted children and thus to link them with their adoptive parents.
  • To keep a permanent record of the person’s individual genetic profile via a unique, characteristic combination of 16 genetic markers; advisable for those persons who, due to the characteristics of their occupation, are defined as “high-risk professionals” (Civil Aviation, the Military, Politicians, Diplomats).
  • To take part in future paternity testing in the event of inheritance claims.
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  • To help in the search for missing persons by the analysis of biological clues.

Validity and privacy

For a kinship report to be legally valid, it is necessary to guarantee identification and strict compliance with the chain of custody throughout the process of collection, storage and dispatch of the samples. This means that the samples must be collected by professionals who identify the donors and who take the necessary steps for their delivery to the laboratory, intact and identified.
If you prefer an anonymous report on which no names appear, you may send us the samples collected at your home, identified as presumed father, son, etc., and accompanied by the application form only.