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Current DNA Testing Charges At KEMRI Kenya

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DNA Testing Charges

DNA Testing Charges – The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is an administration foundation that was built up in 1979 to do medical research. Since its block attempt, KEMRI has had the option to assume a significant job in the battle of famous sicknesses, for example, Malaria, Pneumonia, Meningitis, HIV and lack of healthy sustenance.

Among the administrations that KEMRI offers is Human DNA Identification. This is done at their cutting edge research center. DNA testing is generally accomplished for legitimate or individual information. A lawful DNA test requires a chain of guardianship documentation procedure to guarantee that the outcomes are legitimately solid in an official courtroom. A legitimate DNA test likewise requires an unbiased outsider in the research facility to gather the example. What’s more, the people tested are decidedly distinguished by giving a government-provided ID. A DNA test accomplished for individual information is less thorough contrasted with the legitimate one.

Types of DNA tested by KEMRI

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)offers the following types of DNA tests.

DNA Paternity test – Paternity test determines whether a tested man is the biological father of a tested child. The child’s DNA pattern is compared to that of the alleged father to check for evidence of inheritance which is the proof of a biological relationship. In a standard DNA paternity test, the tested parties include child, father, and mother. The mothers’ participation helps to exclude half of the child’s DNA leaving the other half for comparison with the alleged father’s DNA. However, a paternity test can be performed without the participation of mother and the results will still be equally conclusive

DNA Maternity test – Determines whether a tested woman is the biological mother of a tested child. This test can be used to prove biological for example resolve situations where mothers or hospital staffs suspect that a baby mix up occurred in the nursery

Family relationship testing – This determines whether individuals are related. KEMRI can carry out siblingship test, Avuncular (uncle-aunt test) and grand parentage

Identity DNA Profiling – Private individuals may also choose to obtain records of their DNA profiles in case identification is ever needed. This is to;

  • To safeguard the rightful heirs and ensure that they will inherit your estate through the exclusion of false claims on your inheritance
  • To avoid expensive exhumations if your DNA profile may be required in the future
  • As a precaution for any possible future identification/verification requirements e.g. in cases of kidnapping, accidental death, an act of Terrorism, etc

Forensic DNA testing – This can be useful in;

  • Linking unsolved crimes
  • Finding a suspect in criminal situations such as rape and incest
  • Identification victims of mass fatality disaster such as terror attacks, fire, and natural disasters
  • Identification of missing persons for example individuals in mortuaries who cannot be identified by physical means

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Current KEMRI DNA Testing Charges

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DNA Testing Option

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Cost

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Paternity Test: Mother, Child, and Alleged Father

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Child and Alleged Father without mother

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Ksh 20,000

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Maternity Test: Mother and child

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Ksh 20,000

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Full Siblingship. Two alleged full siblings with or without a common parent

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Ksh 20,000

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Half siblingship. Two alleged half-siblings with or without common parents

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Ksh 20,000

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DNA Profile Individual

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Ksh 10,000

KEMRI Contacts 

You can contact KEMRI using the avenues below for further information

  1. Phone: 0771414062, 0772727401
  2. Email: hidinfo@kemri.org
  3. Address: KEMRI Headquarters, Mbagathi Road, Production Department

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