DNA Postmortem Testing, also known as postmortem genetic testing or postmortem DNA analysis, is a specialized laboratory test performed on the DNA obtained from a deceased individual. It involves the extraction and analysis of DNA from postmortem samples, such as bone, teeth, or other preserved tissues.
The purpose of DNA postmortem testing is to gain genetic information about the deceased individual, which can be valuable for various reasons. It may be performed to establish or confirm the identity of the deceased when other means of identification are not available or uncertain, such as in cases of mass disasters, missing persons, or historical remains.
In addition to identification, DNA postmortem testing can provide insights into genetic disorders or diseases that the deceased individual may have carried or been predisposed to. This information can be crucial for understanding the genetic basis of certain conditions within families or populations and for forensic investigations.