Subscribe

Cumulative Sibling Index (CSI)

Specialty:

Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Genetic laboratories may be asked to determine if 2 persons are sibs for whom the parents are not available for testing. Tzeng et al describe a cumulative sibship index (CSI) to help determine if 2 persons were sibs, using a panel of highly polymorphic short tandem repeats (STR). It is calculated by multiplying the sibling indices (SI) for the individual alleles together.

To read more or access our algorithms and calculators, please log in or register.

RECENT TWEETS

medal descover
medal iphone