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DNA Fingerprinting
Staff Associated with Service:
Name  Designation E-mail
Dr. D P Kasbekar Coordinator dfp2<at>cdfd.org.in
Dr. N Madhusudan Reddy [On Deputation] Scientist In-charge dfp<at>cdfd.org.in
Dr. Harinarayanan In-charge dfp<at>cdfd.org.in
Mr. S P R Prasad Sr. Technical Officer sprprasad<at>cdfd.org.in
Mr. D S Negi Technical Officer-I dsnegi<at>cdfd.org.in
Mr. Vijay Amritrao Girnar Technical Assistant girnar<at>cdfd.org.in
Mrs. Sanjukta Mukerjee Technical Officer-II sanjukta<at>cdfd.org.in
Mrs.Pooja Tripathi Technical Officer-I poojatripathi<at>cdfd.org.in
Mrs. Shruti Dasgupta Technical Assistant shruti<at>cdfd.org.in
Mr. Gururaja Skilled Work Assistant gururaja<at>cdfd.org.in
Mr. Mulla Khayum Khan Lab Attendant
Mr. Lalloo Nepali Lab Attendant

Description of Service:
  • Establishment of parentage
  • Identification of mutilated remains
  • Establishment of biological relationships for immigration, organ transplantation and property inheritance cases
  • Identification of missing children and child swapping in hospitals
  • Identification of perpetrator in sexual assault cases
  • Identification in murder case
Cost of Service:
  1. Civil Cases
    1. The cases forwarded by Hon'ble Courts in Civil matters (Paternity / Maternity, etc).
    2. Estabilishing biological relationship in organ transplant cases forwarded by hospitals under Organ Transplant Act.

      Each blood sample @ ₹ 5750/- + GST of 18% (₹ 6785/- per sample)
  2. Criminall Cases
  3. Cases forwarded by Police / Investigating Agencies and Hon'ble Courts

    1. Forwarding authorities not under MoU

      Each blood sample @ ₹ 1500/- + GST of 18% (₹ 1770/- per sample)
      Each non-blood sample @ ₹ 5000/- + GST of 18% (₹ 5900/- per sample)

    2. Forwarding authorities under MoU

      Each blood sample @ ₹ 1200/- + GST of 18% (₹ 1416/- per sample)
      Each non-blood sample @ ₹ 4000/- + GST of 18% (₹ 4720/- per sample)

Online payment details:

You are requested to pay the DNA testing charges as per the details given below:

  • Name of the Bank : State Bank of India
  • Account Holder name : Director CDFD
  • Account Number : 62508009799
  • IFSC Code : SBIN0020087
  • Branch : Habsiguda
  • Complete Address : Scientist Colony, Uppal Road, Hyderabad, Telangana State,pincode-500 007
  • MICR Code : 500002318
  • The Unique Transaction Receipt (UTR) number of the online payment may be intimated to CDFD by post/ e-mail by mentioning the details of the case and the forwarding authority to confirm the payment.

    Information & Prescribed Formats for DNA Fingerprinting Analysis:

    1. Procedures for collection and forwarding of samples for DNA fingerprinting analysis[Word / PDF]
    2. Forwarding Note [Word / PDF]
    3. Identification form [ PDF]
    4. Affidavit form for Civil Cases [Word / PDF]
    5. Affidavit form for Criminal Cases [Word / PDF]
    6. Affidavit form for Organ Transplantation Cases [Word / PDF]

    Frequently asked questions on DNA Fingerprinting Examination

    1. What is DNA?
      DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), the chemical basis of life that complexes with proteins to form the chromosomes. Structurally, DNA is a double helix-two thread like long strands of genetic material spiraled around each other. DNA is a pol ymer of deoxyribonucleotides composed of Base [Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Guanine (G), Cytosine (C)], Sugar and a Phosphate. The sequential arrangement of the individual nucleotides is responsible for giving uniqueness to any individual living form be it humans, animals, plants, or microbes.

    2. What is DNA fingerprinting?
      It is a technique, by which an individual can be identified at molecular level. With the advancement of science and technology STR analysis has become very popular in forensic laboratories. Scientists have chosen repeating sequences in the DNA, which are present in all individuals on different chromosomes, and are known to vary from individual to individual except in identical twins. These are used as genetic markers to identify the individ ual.

    3. What is the use of DNA fingerprinting technology?
      DNA fingerprinting technology has made it possible to identify the source of biological samples found at scenes of crime. This will resolve disputes of maternity /paternity, identification of mutilated remains, identification of rape/ murder, identification of missing child, exchange of babies in hospital wards, forensic wildlife, protection of farmers rights and biodiversity. This remarkable technology provides exclusion as well as positive identification with virtually 100% precision.

    4. Are the latent fingerprint and DNA fingerprinting the same?
      No. They are different. Latent fingerprint is the identification of the individual by the impression of the fingers. DNA fingerprinting is the identification of an individual by the genetic markers, which are present on chromosomes.

    5. Is there any chance of DNA profile being the same among the individuals related or non-related?
      DNA profile of an individual is unique. It can never be identical even in biologically related individuals except for the identical (monozygotic) twins.

    6. What are the samples required for DNA fingerprinting examination?
      Any biological material such as a drop of blood, saliva, semen, and any body part such as bones, tissue, skull, teeth, hair with root etc found at the scene of crime.

    7. What are the samples required for establishing maternity/paternity/parentage?
      Blood samples of mother, disputed child and alleged father.The blood samples can be collected either on the FTA cards or in sterile EDTA vials. The procedure for collection and shipment of bloodstains on FTA cards are given in the annexure to information leaflet.
      Blood samples (2-3 ml) can be collected in the sterile blood collection material (EDTA vials) being sent by us, in the presence of Honble Court authorities. These samples should be sent in ice in a thermos flask either by a messenger or through courier.

    8. What are the samples required for establishing identity of the deceased?
      Any body part of the deceased found at the scene of crime along with the blood samples of the blood relatives of the deceased (viz., parents, children).

    9. What are the samples required for establishing identity of rape/rapist?
      Blood/semen stained clothes, garments, swabs, slides etc. of the victim and the accused.

    10. What are the preservatives to be used in collecting and forwarding samples?
      The following procedure has to be followed to forward the exhibits duly packed and sealed:

      Teeth, Hair with root, Bones (intact)* :

      Wrapped with a dry paper or cloth
      * Complete burnt bones and ash are not useful for analysis

      Seminal swabs :

      The dry cotton swab should be placed in a clean dry glass vial/bottle

      Muscle tissues :

      About 100 gm of muscle tissue should be sent in a clean glass bottle/plastic container with 0.9% DNS (normal saline sold in medical shops) on ice or in crystal salt (sodium chloride) as a preservative.
      Tissue samples should not be preserved in formalin.

      Bloodstains :

      Wrapped with a dry paper or cloth

      All the samples should be properly collected and sealed and sent to CDFD under certification along with specimen seal for comparison. The samples should reach CDFD between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on any working day (Monday to Friday).

    11. What is the mode of payment of charges?
      (i) It is encouraged to pay the DNA testing charges online as per the details given above ( Online payment details)
      (ii) Through a crossed demand draft drawn in favour of Director, CDFD payable at Hyderabad

    12. What are the forms to be submitted along with the samples?
      A Forwarding note [Word / PDF] to forward the exhibits (can be downloaded from our web site).
      Valid proof of identity of the messenger.

    13. How do we accept the cases?
      Cases should be forwarded either by the Honble Court/ Police Officer of the rank of Inspector of Police or above.

    14. Does CDFD accept private cases?
      No. Only cases referred by law enforcement agencies or a court of law are accepted at CDFD for DNA fingerprinting.

    15. Does CDFD accept cases to establish biological relationship for kidney transplantation purposes, being forwarded by the hospital authorities?.
      CDFD would undertake such cases if they are forwarded by the Judiciary / Law Enforcement agencies or by a Govt. Civil Surgeon / Professor of Govt. Medical Institution / equivalent in their official capacity, or by the duly constituted "Organ Transplantation Authorization Committee" as per the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994, upon payment of requisite charges.

    16. Does CDFD provide a copy of the report to the individuals?
      As per the existing policy of the CDFD, the report will be made available on request to any party, who is able, through a notarized affidavit, to establish its interest in the case the the satisfaction of CDFD.
      1. Affidavit form for Civil Cases
      2. Affidavit form for Criminal Cases
      3. Affidavit form for Organ Transplantation Cases

    17. If there are any other related questions where can I get the answers?
      Please send your queries, if any, by e-mail to dfp<at>cdfd.org.in or by fax message at 040-27216006, addressing it to Director, CDFD.

    Contact Information :
    The Director
    Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics
    Inner Ring Road, Uppal
    Hyderabad – 500 039.
    Telangana, INDIA.
    E-mail : dfp<at>cdfd.org.in
    Phone : +91-40-27216142 (Secretary),
    +91-40-27216144\145\146 (Laboratory)
    Fax : +91-40-27216006

    Last updated on : Thursday, 18th March, 2021

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