DNA and fingerprints can be found virtually everywhere. From the moment your fingers make contact with a surface, your prints will be visible. Similarly, as soon as you sneeze on a surface, or one of your hair falls, it can be traced back to you. DNA testing can be done from a variety of human samples including saliva, urine, buccal, hair, tissues, bones, and semen.
Thanks to technological advancements, gathering DNA and fingerprints and analyzing them accurately has become significantly easier. At ISRA, our DNA and fingerprint analysis services are being used by clients from across the world for a range of personal reasons.
The DNA and Fingerprint Analysis Process
Also known as DNA fingerprinting, DNA and fingerprint analysis is a forensic technique used to identify people. No two people have the same DNA or fingerprints, and with time, new techniques have been developed in order to differentiate individuals. But, how are DNA and fingerprint cases undertaken? At ISRA we have a two stage process:
Conduct Surveillance to collect DNA from a person
The first stage of our process involves us surveying a person from which we have to gather DNA. Some of our clients for this type of surveillance work include individuals with reasons to suspect that they have found a long lost relative. We also, for example, work with clients who have suspicions regarding their spouse and want evidence to back up their claims.
From there, we put together a surveillance plan through which we discreetly collect objects such as an old coffee cup, cigarette, or fingerprints from a letter from the suspect. We then take the DNA and fingerprints we have gathered to our offices for identification. Thanks to our extremely well-equipped labs and forensic DNA professionals, we are able to examine even the lowest quality and worst preserved DNA and prints for your investigation.
A to B Comparison Testing
Once we have the suspect’s DNA, we do comparison testing against another sample of DNA brought to us by our client. This could include their own DNA to check for a relation between themselves and the suspect, a letter sent to their home, or even hairs found in their bed. DNA can also be gathered from a used glass, clothes, and various other objects that the suspect has been in contact with.
We like to be 100% sure of our results, therefore, when undertaking DNA and fingerprint analysis, the analysis, comparison, and evaluation process are replicated by other team members. Because organizations and individuals often want to use this DNA as evidence we make sure that all our results are accurate before disclosing our findings.
When is Fingerprint Analysis Used?
Fingerprints and DNA can be used by a huge variety of individuals. Clients from across the world come to us in need of proof and we are able to offer that through DNA and fingerprint analysis. Some of the most common reasons people hire our services include:
Identifying a Family Member
It is not unusual for clients to come to us with suspicions that they have found a long lost relative. This could be a sibling, parent, or child that they have been looking for for a long time or even someone that has recently popped into their lives. Through surveillance and A to B sample testing, we can confirm or deny their suspicions to help them move on with their lives.
Suspicions of Infidelity
Another common reason clients need DNA and fingerprint analysis is to confirm whether or not their partner is being unfaithful. Sometimes, suspicions stem from a few letters, text messages, or phone calls, other times they are more sinister, for example, unusual late nights at the office or weekends away with friends.
Whatever your suspicions, DNA and fingerprint analysis is by far the quickest way to put your suspicions to rest. At ISRA, we work around the clock with our team of scientists, gathering and comparing data in order to get you the results you need.