Understanding what you need for post mortem viability testing.
Post mortem viability testing involves taking a sample from a deceased person and analyzing it to find out whether there is enough DNA to use for a paternal or maternal DNA test.
The length of time associated with it is determined by the particular type of sample and how viable it is. After that the DNA test can take place providing there is enough viable DNA. If you are in need of post mortem viability testing call us at 1-800-416-7407 or fill out the contact form on line at http://www.paternitylabcenter.com/postmortem-viability.html and receive a free consultation.
In order to begin the process of post mortem viability testing there is some basic information that is needed:
- Cause of death and date
- Was there or will there be an autopsy performed? If so, what date.
- Name and phone number of next of kin or lawyer of the decedent’s estate
- How sample is being stored (ex. Refrigerator, freezer or room temp)
- Where or with whom is the sample being stored and whether he or she is willing or able to release the sample for the analysis (court order or letter from next of kin may be necessary
- What type and how much of a sample is available (ex. Blood, FTA cards and parchment paper, buccal swabs, hair or tissue [if hair sample, 7 to 10 plucked hairs are needed])
- Consent form that includes the vital information from the decedent such as name, date of birth, and race, needs to be signed by the next of kin.
There are many different types of samples that can be tested for the post mortem viability testing.
To find out more about post mortem viability testing and to get a free consultation, please contact us at 1-800-416-7407 or fill out the contact form on this page.