Forensic DNA Testing Services
Genetic testing technology enables us to offer forensic testing services using a wide range of DNA sources. We understand that it may not always be possible to obtain the DNA sample using oral swabs (For example, in cases where the alleged father is deceased or unavailable for the test).
Below is an extensive list of discreet samples that may be used for your DNA test.
For each sample, note the success rate which shows the probability we have of obtaining a DNA profile from the sample. Also keep in mind the information provided about how to package and send each type of sample as well as the costs. Note that the cost of testing each discreet sample needs to be added to the cost of the actual test you wish to do. Also read the terms and conditions for sending a discreet sample.
If you would like to discuss your specific case with us, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to put our extensive expertise to your disposal!
Alternative DNA Sources
|Category||General Comments||Packaging Comments||Additional Charge
|Blood (Whole)||Medical blood draw in Vacutainer Tube||Ship in original tube||£50.00||99%|
|Blood Stains||Band Aids, tampons, bloody tissues||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||75%|
|Bone||Fibula or Femur, ~4-inch section||On dry ice or as preserved||Price on request||75%|
|Cigarette Butts||2 to 4 butts||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||65%|
|Clothing||Hats, baseball caps, underwear, bandanna||Ship in paper bag||£50.00||50%|
|Dental Floss||Do not touch the floss with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||75%|
|Ear Wax||Cotton swab or Q-tip||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||75%|
|Electric Razor Clippings||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||50%|
|Gum||Do not touch the gum with you fingers. Sugar-free gum is preferred.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||£50.00||75%|
|Hair||Roots or follicles must be attached. Hair from a brush or comb may not work. We need at least 6-10 hairs.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||£50.00||80%|
|Infidelity/Forensic Samples||We test a range of other DNA samples and will advise you accordingly depending on the sample you have available.||See listing for specific item on this document or call for||Price on request||50% to 99%|
|Licked Envelope||Greeting card or letter||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||25%|
|Nails (Finger/Toe)||Freshly trimmed nails work best||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||£50.00||75%|
|Paraffin Embedded Tissue||From pathology laboratories||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||£100.00||65%|
|Post Mortem Tissue||Coroner Samples, Funeral Homes||On dry ice or as preserved||£100.00||65%|
|Razors||Place razor in a paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||40%|
|Sperm/Semen||Liquid semen: absorb suspected semen sample onto a clean cotton swab. Air-dry the swab for 1 hour. Dried semen stains: absorb semen stain onto a clean cotton swab moistened with distilled water. Air-dry the swab for 1 hour.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||90%|
|Teeth||Molar, premolar or canine preferred. (Baby teeth usually do not work)||Ship in paper envelope||£100.00||85%|
|Toothbrush||Air-dry the toothbrush for 30-60 minutes.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||50%|
|Toothpick||Do not touch the toothpick with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||65%|
|Umbilical Cord (Dried)||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope or as preserved||£50.00||90%|
|Used Kleenex / Handkerchief||Nasal Mucous. Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||£50.00||90%|
|*homeDNAdirect cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.|
Please Note: DNA Testing using discrete samples CANNOT be performed in the UK unless the person who’s sample is tested gives their consent and is aware of the DNA test. In the case of minors, you are able to consent on their behalf if you have legal parental responsibility. If you need further information on this you may read the Human Tissue Act of 2004.
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