FAQ

Types of Samples

What type of samples could benefit from TrueAllele® processing?
Any sample that is considered inconclusive or produces a low match statistic can benefit from TrueAllele processing (ex: mixture evidence with more than 2, 3, 4 or more contributors, sexual assaults with minor contributors and degraded evidence).

Does TrueAllele Casework technology work with low copy number DNA?
Yes - Its probabilistic genotype modeling allows the technology to preserve information that manual interpretation cannot, even when the data is low level.

Can TrueAllele Casework technology be used in cases without a suspect?
Yes - TrueAllele Casework technology produces a profile (a probabilistic genotype distribution) from the evidence whether or not a suspect is available.

TrueAllele Benefits

How do the SWGDAM guidelines affect TrueAllele interpretation?
SWGDAM Guideline 3.2.2 permits the use of validated probabilistic genotyping approaches, like TrueAllele computer based interpretation. Therefore, the guidelines have no effect on TrueAllele results.

How long does it take to receive the results?
Cybergenetics offers a turn around time of 1-8 weeks, depending on need.

Is it necessary to have the original biological evidence for TrueAllele processing?
No - as long as the original .fsa or .hid file is available, there is no need for additional processing.

Submitting a Case

How do I submit a case for TrueAllele processing?
To submit a case, contact Cybergenetics to discuss how and when you will transfer the data. Components required for processing include the original .fsa or .hid file and some additional information regarding instruments, kits and run conditions for the sample of interest.

More Information

Have TrueAllele results been successfully presented in court?
Yes - TrueAllele results have been successfully presented in multiple court cases.

Where can I learn more about the science and technology behind TrueAllele?
Cybergenetics provides a large amount of free material on this website, including video presentations, peer-reviewed publications and CLE courses.