The DNA Analysis Laboratory NSRI-UPD has well-trained technical personnel and modern facilities. The Laboratory is capable of conducting DNA profiling services using at least 20 autosomal STR-DNA markers for parentage cases, 23 Y-chromosomal STR-DNA markers for male-specific identification and mitochondrial DNA sequencing for maternal relationship testing or typing of aged samples. Since 2006, 100% of all paternity trio inclusions had a Probability of Filiation > 99.9%.
The following are required from each individual to be tested:
The cost of DNA typing depends on the number of samples and the type of analysis to be performed, and will be agreed upon before samples are collected or submitted to the laboratory. These prices cover only the costs of DNA testing. Standard costs for routine analysis of blood samples are:
|P 5,000.00||Sampling, extraction and storage of a biological sample for 5 years|
|P 45,000.00||Individual DNA profile|
|P 65,000.00||Two parents (alleged father and mother), one child|
|P 65,000.00||One alleged parent, one child|
Please call or email the laboratory to make arrangements for testing.
Blood or buccal samples will be taken. Only blood samples will be archived for five years.
Yes. The DNA Analysis Laboratory NSRI-UPD L has a Sampling Kit that can be sent to a specified licensed medical person who may collect samples and mail the accomplished kit back to the laboratory via courier. Alternatively, arrangements can be made for a team from the DNA Analysis Laboratory NSRI-UPD to collect samples at other locations.
Results of routine DNA tests are ready within 14 working days from the date of sampling and completion of all requirements. More complex cases will require more time.
Yes. DNA testing has been ordered and results admitted as evidence in cases of child support, inheritance disputes and settlement of estate, insurance and for immigration purposes. The Philippines Supreme Court promulgated the “Rule on DNA Evidence” in October 2007. The full text of the Rule may be downloaded from the Supreme Court website: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/resolutions/2007/oct/A.M.06-11-5-SC.pdf