Mitochondrial DNA Testing

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA TESTING

Mitochondrial DNA is very specific DNA inside your cells that are only passed from Mother to children.

So, by using Mitochondrial DNA or MitoDNA for short, we can analysis specific family relationships along the maternal line.

Some examples where this type of test is useful:

Testing 2 or more sisters to see if they have the same Mother (without father)
 Mitochondrial DNA Test Sisters
 Testing 2 or more brothers to see if they have the same Mother (without father)
Mitochondrial DNA Test Brothers

 Testing Cousins

If we want to see if two people are cousins through the maternal line (ie. Mothers were sisters), but we don't have DNA from their mother's, the Mitochondrial DNA test is a powerful way to prove or disprove that relationship.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT MITOCHONDRIAL DNAMitochondrial DNA Test Australia

Cells that make up a human being contain two forms of DNA.

1. Nuclear DNA
2. Mitochondrial DNA

Nuclear DNA is found in the nucleus and contains all the genes that make up who we are. Nuclear DNA is the type of DNA that police use to profile a person, and what DNA labs use to perform a paternity test.

Mitochondrial DNA is a tiny circle of DNA that is found inside small cell packets called Mitochondria. Mitochondria known as the "power house of the cell" are used to create energy for the cells.

Sperm cells have mitochondria in the tail of the sperm, and not in the head of the sperm. When the sperm fertilizes a egg only the sperm head enters the egg, and the tail is dropped off. Thus, children will only receive mitochondrial DNA from their mother. Testing the sequence of mitochondrial DNA in siblings will show if they are biologically related via the maternal line.

Price: $799.00

$595
($165 EACH EXTRA PERSON)

Grandparents DNA Tests

Legal Relationship Test

  • Free collection if samples are taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • $50/person sample collection fee if not taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • Fully accredited test for recognition in law courts and government departments
Our Relationship test is performed to determine whether two or more individuals are biologically related. We compare the DNA of two people to determine which relationship is best supported by the amount of DNA they have in common. For example, if two people are known to share the same mother, our Relationship DNA Testing can be used to indicate the likelihood of them having the same father. We can see if their DNA profiles are more consistent statistically with them being half-siblings or full siblings. A wide range of relationships can be considered and the testing can be performed on males and females (grandparents-grandchildren, siblings etc). DNA Solutions Pty Ltd is Accredited for Relationship Testing, our Relationship DNA Tests are valid for:
  • Immigration purposes
  • Peace of mind purposes
  • Legal purposes* 
*Test performed according to the Australian Family Law Regulations*

$750 Per Test

GRANDPARENT TO GRANDCHILD – DNA TEST

DNA Solutions Grand-Parentage test will give you a definite answer on whether or not you are biologically related to your grandson/granddaughter. 

DNA Solutions uses the latest techniques to give you the most accurate result in the quickest turnaround time, only 8 business days. To obtain the highest statistical result we recommend testing the grandson/granddaughter’s sample and, both grandparents’ samples as well as the mother’s sample, if possible. Testing these samples you will be aiming to the highest statistical and most accurate result.

NOTE: To have the Mother's DNA sample (from both or either sibling) drastically increases the accuracy of the test and is included in the testing costs.


$595
($165 EACH EXTRA PERSON)

Twin Zygosity DNA Tests

Are my Twins IDENTICAL?

Identical twins occur when a single fertilized egg splits sometime within the first few days after fertilisation. This accounts for around 30% of twins. When the young embryo splits, each half takes the exact same DNA, so identical twins have exactly the same genetic makeup.

$198

Are my twins SEMI-IDENTICAL?

Semi-identical twins occur when two sperm fertilize a single egg. This egg then splits to form twins which each have identical DNA from their mother, but different DNA from their father. To test for semi-identical twins, DNA from both parents is required.


$375

Siblings DNA Tests

Legal Relationship Test

  • Free collection if samples are taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • $50/person sample collection fee if not taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • Fully accredited test for recognition in law courts and government departments
Our Relationship test is performed to determine whether two or more individuals are biologically related. We compare the DNA of two people to determine which relationship is best supported by the amount of DNA they have in common. For example, if two people are known to share the same mother, our Relationship DNA Testing can be used to indicate the likelihood of them having the same father. We can see if their DNA profiles are more consistent statistically with them being half-siblings or full siblings. A wide range of relationships can be considered and the testing can be performed on males and females (grandparents-grandchildren, siblings etc). DNA Solutions Pty Ltd is Accredited for Relationship Testing, our Relationship DNA Tests are valid for:
  • Immigration purposes
  • Peace of mind purposes
  • Legal purposes* 
*Test performed according to the Australian Family Law Regulations*

$750 Per Test

Do Siblings share a Mother/Father?

A brother to sister (sibling to sibling DNA Test) works by testing a very large number of different DNA points (known as loci) in each person. Full siblings share a lot more DNA in common than do unrelated persons, and also, half siblings share more DNA in common than unrelated persons, but not as much as full siblings. So this test looks at the amount of DNA sharing and uses DNA statistics to evaluate the amount of DNA sharing to deduce biological relationship. Because we are evaluating the amount of DNA sharing, it is helpful to have DNA from any parents or other siblings of the persons being tested, since that drastically helps the evaluation process by allowing us to pin-point exactly which DNA is more likely to have come from each sisters Father in particular.

$595 2 SIBLINGS
($165 EACH EXTRA PERSON)

Legal Relationship Test

  • Free collection if samples are taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • $50/person sample collection fee if not taken at DNA Solutions laboratory
  • Fully accredited test for recognition in law courts and government departments
Our Relationship test is performed to determine whether two or more individuals are biologically related. We compare the DNA of two people to determine which relationship is best supported by the amount of DNA they have in common. For example, if two people are known to share the same mother, our Relationship DNA Testing can be used to indicate the likelihood of them having the same father. We can see if their DNA profiles are more consistent statistically with them being half-siblings or full siblings. A wide range of relationships can be considered and the testing can be performed on males and females (grandparents-grandchildren, siblings etc). DNA Solutions Pty Ltd is Accredited for Relationship Testing, our Relationship DNA Tests are valid for:
  • Immigration purposes
  • Peace of mind purposes
  • Legal purposes* 
*Test performed according to the Australian Family Law Regulations*

$750 Per Test