Forensic Genetics

Unistel Medical Laboratories (Pty) Ltd (UML) provides forensic DNA services for human blood and semen identification, as well as DNA typing of all manner of human specimens. Since each case is unique, all cases must be discussed with a scientist at UML before submitting samples.

UML provides forensic DNA analysis which takes advantage of the uniqueness of an individual’s DNA to answer forensic questions such a paternity/maternity testing; body identification; and placing a suspect at a crime scene, e.g. in a rape investigation or murder investigation of any further forensic investigation for the presence of a human profile in miscellaneous items.

Since each case is unique, all cases must be discussed with UML before submitting samples.

Dear valued supporters and suppliers

As the total effect of the COVID-19 lockdown becomes clear and the knock-on effect of this action is realized, Unistel Medical Laboratories has pro-actively put procedures in place to firstly ensure the absolute safety of staff and secondly to ensure the seamless continued functioning of the laboratory to provide essential diagnostic testing. No patient services, cytogenetic, Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) and DNA testing can or will be compromised as this is an essential critical service. Staff will ensure services continue by working in non-overlapping shifts, keep social distance and completing as much analysis and reporting work electronically from home.

Unistel Medical Laboratories is committed to the huge effort to restrict the spread of COVID-19, but will also continue to provide essential world-class diagnostic and DNA testing services.

The veterinary diagnostic services will be continued on the same basis.

As all supporters will realize the turn-around time for results may be compromised slightly, but rest assured, Unistel Medical Laboratories will still do our level best to maintain timely service.