The so-called "fingerprinting" method is relevant in both medicine and the law since it provides a means of identification that is almost 100% accurate, not only identifying the subject but also giving information about his/her genetic characteristics. The Biomnis Genetic Fingerprinting Department has special skills in a number of areas:
o Trace analysis: this activity consists of:
- Simple isolated trace amounts (officially sealed exhibit samples) specimens follow orientated testing to define the human biological nature of the trace (with BlueStar® staining and specific CrimeScope® illumination)
- Genotyping of the trace on at least 15 sequences
- Contact traces (material which cannot be seen by the naked eye) are harvested and their genetic material is concentrated to determine its nuclear DNA and genotype.
o Profiling for the Criminal Registry (the national genetic fingerprint data base) and of other individuals: double amplification and genotyping in distinct reactions for all identifications, even of homozygotes and those with a mutation in a priming sequence.
o Mitochondrial DNA: MtDNA sequencing from an isolated trace or from a sample of saliva or blood.
o Paternity tests: civil and criminal cases with direct genotyping to confirm or rule out direct parentage, brother- or sisterhood and even more distant relationships.
o Material from a prematurely terminated pregnancy to confirm or rule out direct relationships.
o Complex evaluations, specific procedures, emergency treatment, etc.