Genetic Identification for Mouvement Retrouvailles

 

Orchid PRO-DNA, in collaboration with Mouvement Retrouvailles, is helping people who are searching for their birth parents, children or siblings. Genetic identification constitutes an invaluable asset in the task of establishing a biological link between people.

Orchid PRO-DNA offers to Mouvement Retrouvailles members the opportunity to obtain their genetic profile as well as have it registered in a specific database that is used to search for potential family members. Every genetic profile created as part of this program is compared to every other profile contained in the database in order to find a relationship. If a relationship between two individuals is identified, Orchid PRO-DNA will inform Mouvement Retrouvailles, which in turn will contact the people involved.

Our genetic identification service is performed according to the strict standards of the CODIS identification system used in forensic science laboratories. Orchid PRO-DNA establishes your genetic profile using 16 genetic markers, including a sex determinant.

The test is performed using samples collected at home. Our laboratory will send you a sampling kit containing all the necessary material for the collection of the samples as well as instructions and consent forms.

For more information on Mouvement Retrouvailles, please visit their website.

Results

Your genetic profile will be sent within 5 work days following the receipt of the samples at our laboratory. Results are transmitted by mail or through our web portal (e-mail notice) to the eligible person specified on the consent form.

Cost

The Orchid PRO-DNA Genetic Identification Service for Mouvement Retrouvailles includes at-home sampling and DNA analysis for one (1) participant, using 16 genetic markers, at a cost of $150. If you are not already a member of Mouvement Retrouvailles, you will have an additional cost of $35 for the membership.

Sample

The DNA test is performed on a buccal swab sample (saliva). Since every cell of our body contains the same DNA, it is possible to extract each participant’s DNA from collected saliva cells and perform the requested genetic analysis. This simple, painless type of collection procedure yields results that are as reliable as from a blood sample.

All participants must complete and sign a consent form. Before performing the test, our laboratory may verify the participant’s consent by telephone. We do not conduct any tests without the knowledge of the participants. Orchid PRO-DNA does not offer this analysis to minors (under 18 years).

How to Order

To order your genetic profile, please complete the following form and submit it to us. If you are not a member of the Mouvement Retrouvailles, please also complete the following membership form.

Send the completed forms by e-mail at info@orchidprodna.ca or by fax to (450) 901-3082.

Telephone

Call us at (450) 901-3072 or toll-free at 1-800-565-4505.