Type of Sample

Price

Success Rate

Blood on Filter paper

£55

90% or higher

Also called Whatman, Matrix or Parchment; less than 60 days old. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Semen

£55

90% or higher

Frozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric. Ship in paper envelope.

Blood stain on fabric

£55

60-90%

Includes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Fingernail/nail Clippings

£55

60-90%

Need 5-10 clippings. Ship in paper envelope.

Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed

£110

60-90%

Depends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY. Request consultation.

Ear Swab

£55

60-90%

Ship in paper envelope.

Umbilical Cord

£55

60% or less

Dried, must have a reference sample from mother. Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.

Semen stain on fabric

£55

60% or less

Area should be indicated on fabric; incl bandages, gauze & tissues or napkins. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Hair with roots

£55

60% or less

Ensure roots are present (7-10 hairs) - shed or cut hair will not work. Ship in paper envelope

Razor (Electric, Disposable)

£55

60% or less

Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope. Ship in paper envelope.

Cigarette butts

£55

60% or less

Depends on type/brand. Ship in paper envelope.

Chewing gum

£55

60% or less

Sugarless preferred. Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.

Mucus

£55

60% or less

Facial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel. Ship in paper envelope.

Condom

£55

60% or less

Depends on storage condition / swab inside of condom. Ship in paper envelope.

Toothbrush

£55

60% or less

Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container

£55

60% or less

Swab well w/ cotton swab or send in article with area clearly marked. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Tampon/Feminine Pad

£55

60% or less

Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Drinking straw

£55

60% or less

Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Bones from exhumed body

POA

N/A

For forensic cases only. Request consultation.

Tooth

POA

N/A

Molar, premolar or canine preferred. Ship in paper envelope.

Bone

POA

N/A

Femur or humorus bone, 3-4 inches in length use clean blade. Request consultation.

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 testIn 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.

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!

Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.

The Human Tissue Act

It is important to be aware that in the UK the Human Tissue Act regulates the collection and analysis of any human tissue. This includes any stain of biological material not matter how small. In order to send a sample for analysis, the person or donor of that sample must give their consent in writing in order for us to test their sample. Furthermore, in order to be fully compliant with the Human Tissue Act, the donor of the sample must also be made aware of how their DNA sample will be used. used. Failure to comply with the Human Tissue Act is a criminal offence.


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