Verification parentage/kinship using DNA-profiles
Kinship is verified by comparing the genetic information from an offspring, a mother and a father. Tests verifying parentage can be used for multiple species, including mammals, birds, fish and humans. Samples such as blood, hair follicles, swabs, semen and various other types of materials can be used to verify parentage. A DNA-profile is determined from each sample. The genetic information for each sample is stored in a database and can be shown as a bar code. A bar code is unique for each individual. When verifying parentage, the genetic information in an individual is compared with potential parents. For a correct parentage, all the genetic information present in an offspring must be present in the combination of the mother and the father. Generally, the test to verify parentage has an accuracy rate of at least 99.5%.