ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

Immigration DNA Testing
DNA Expert Report for Greek and International Authorities
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUCCAL CELL COLLECTION: DNALOGY-KIT
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In the course of sampling, DNAlogy offers you free-of charge the DNAlogy-kit including the sterilized cotton swab, sampling instructions and a consent/order form for the applicant.
The aim of sampling is to collect as many cheek cells as possible and to transfer them to the sterilized cotton swab, which is going to protect DNA until its transfer to our laboratory.
Attention: Avoid any contact with the cotton tip end of the swabs.
Do not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before sampling.
For the sampling procedure, each individual should use 2 swabs.

Step 1
Label the collection tube of swab with the code "Sample 1" and the sampling date.

Step 2
Carefully open the first collection tube by holding the red plastic handle end and carefully remove the sterile swab for buccal cell collection.

Step 3
Sampling: Holding the red plastic handle end of swab, place the cotton tip of the swab inside the cheek and rub it firmly in every direction several times (20 seconds in each cheek). Repeat steps 1-3 with the second collection tube with the code "Sample 1".

Step 4
Air dry the swabs for at least 3 hours (no less) at room temperature while keeping them protected from any source of contamination. When dry, place the swabs back in the collection tubes.

Step 5
Place the two collection tubes containing the biological material to be analyzed in the reply envelope and send it back to DNAlogy along with the completed Consent Form.

Immigration DNA Testing

If a biological relationship between the immigration applicant cannot be proven by the required official documents, DNA testing is the way to confirm the biological identity and it can be indubitably verified.

 

Nowadays, due to the large migratory flow, the identification of biological relationships between migrants is required in more and more cases. More specifically, during immigration and during the reunification of family members it is now deemed necessary to verify the family relationship before the competent authorities (Ministries, Aliens and Migration Services, Embassies, Consulates, Courts of First Instance). The proof of biological relation worldwide is conducted through DNA identifications, as this is the only way to confirm biological identity without any doubt. 

 

 

Why Choose DNAlogy laboratories for Immigration DNA Testing?                    lab dnalogy

DNAlogy laboratories are staffed with Forensic DNA Experts, drawing up reports to be used to Greek and International Judicial Authorities. The European Genetics Centre DNAlogy is accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), according to ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 quality standard and certified by the International Organization of External Control GEDNAP (German DNA Profiling) and the ISFG GF (International Society for Forensic Genetics - Groupe Francophone), ensuring the validity, the integrity and reliability of the DNA analysis results.

 Steps to complete an Immigration DNA Test.

  • Consent by the interested parties.dna expert report
  • Identification and saliva sampling from the participants is performed by a DNA Expert in our laboratories or by DNAlogy partners such as doctors, notaries, lawyers, depending on the legislation of each country.
  • The sampling is performed either in our laboratories or remotely through a special procedure (on-line sampling protocol).
    "DNAlogy has developed a new online sampling protocol that ensures absolute validity and reliability in remote sampling procedures carried out by DNAlogy Experts and Partners."
  • DNA Analyses of at least 17 to 24 international recognized genetic markers (depending on the requirements of each case).
  • DNA Expert Report with the analytical lab results and analytical conclusion(s). Each Report is signed by DNAlogy’s Forensic DNA Experts and can be presented to Greek and InternationalAuthorities.