Identity DNA analysis demonstrates the versatility of this technology. The use of this technology allows for:
- Identifying missing persons
- Identifying unidentified bodies
- Adoption verification
In each case a sample of DNA from the person to be identified is compared to a reference sample - a sample from a personal item or from another family member or a suspected family member. A statistical analysis is prepared that determines the probability of a genetic relationship between the tested samples.
Sources of DNA
Identity DNA analysis usually involves the collection of DNA from a variety of sources. It may include a simple oral cotton-swab sampling from family members or trying to recover DNA from personal hygiene items (toothbrush, comb, brush), clothing, hats, or gloves.
Chain of Custody
Establishing a chain of custody of the DNA samples and the possible DNA sources is essential. Trinity DNA Solutions will verify receipt of all items submitted for testing and maintain a proper chain of custody of all samples.
Identi-SAFETM DNA Identification Program
Emergency services employees - firefighters, police, EMTs, ambulance, transportation and energy employees all work in a hazardous environment. And while thousands go to work everyday and return home safely, sometimes things go wrong.
Trinity DNA Solutions' Identi-SAFETM DNA Identification is a personal identification program that during a tragedy can provide investigators and families with vital and timely information.
The genetic markers used in the Identi-SAFETM DNA Identification kiare the same 16 markers profiled in police forensic cases.
During emergencies, crime labs are often reduced to trying to obtain a victims DNA sample from items such as razors, toothbrushes, or hairbrushes. Unfortunately, not every attempt is successful.
We believe the value of this service is plain to see:
- Builds employee confidence to know that in the event of a tragedy every effort will be made to identify them.
- Alleviates stress on family members during a time of crisis.
- Test results are delivered fast and with the highest degree of accuracy.
- Trinity DNA Solutions is a forensically accredited laboratory; each genetic profile is capable of being uploaded into the state and national DNA database for missing persons.
The Identi-SAFETM DNA Identification is a simple, cost-effective, and unique solution in case of a tragedy in high risk occupations.