All About Immigration DNA Testing

You will find accurate and unbiased information about DNA testing for immigration purposes on this website. In the immigration DNA testing process, it is critical to select an AABB-accredited DNA testing laboratory to handle your case, while strictly following the chain of custody procedures required by USCIS and U.S. Department of State. This site provides the complete and most updated information about the science and technology used in DNA testing, and the right procedures to process your immigration DNA test.

  • "The laboratory you select must be accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks(AABB)... Under no circumstances should a third party be involved in the process of selecting a lab, scheduling the appointment, or any other process outlined in the next steps."

    U.S. Department of State
  • "Please be aware that many non-accredited businesses advertise on the Internet as being AABB-accredited. It is important to note that these "resellers" - who are not AABB-accredited - will claim to use an accredited lab for their testing. For the purpose of this request, samples collected from and comparative tests arranged through "resellers" will not be accepted. "

    USCIS - California Service Center
  • "The test must be performed directly through an AABB-accredited facility. Please visit the AABB website (ww.aabb.org) to find an accredited lab, which will also coordinate the testing of the claimed relative - if they reside overseas. Please be aware that many non-accredited businesses advertise on the Internet as being AABB-accredited. "

    USCIS - California Service Center
Choosing a Qualified Lab Reading Test Results
A qualified DNA testing laboratory for immigration cases has to be AABB-accredited and follow the specified testing protocols.

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Understanding a few terms and concepts will help you decipher the DNA testing reports you receive from the testing laboratory.

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