Parentage - Relationship Division

Individual DNA Profile

UNTHSC can provide an individual with their DNA profile using all of the genetic markers to provide them with a record of their unique genetic identity. Organizations and private individuals have chosen to obtain a record of their DNA profile in case their identification is ever needed. The need for ones genetic profile has proven useful for future paternity tests in case of claims on a person's estate. A DNA sample has been obtained and tested prior to the death of wealthy individuals who may be more susceptible to claims on their estates. A genetic profile has also been used to provide a standard for comparison and identification of people in high-risk professions, such as men and women in the military, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and overseas contractors. The availability of an individuals DNA profile can assist with the identification of a missing loved one.