Forensic DNA Testing Services – List of samples
Forensic samples can be used for our standard DNA paternity testing, as well as for our other range of DNA tests such as relationship testing or DNA profiling. A full list is shown below including the additional cost for each sample, how to send the samples and the DNA extraction success rate.
- We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a forensic sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time of up to 8 to 10 working days.
- Consent and photographic ID from all parties is required in order to perform a test with a non-swab sample. If in doubt about issues of consent we recommend that you contact our team to discuss your case.
We also recommend that you review the terms and conditions for sending a forensic DNA sample prior to submitting the samples.
Since obtaining DNA from some of these samples is not always easy, we guarantee that your samples are being tested by a DNA testing laboratory that is highly experienced in handling these non-standard type of samples.
Alternative DNA Sources
|Category||General Comments||Packaging Comments||Extra Cost Per Sample||Success Rate*|
|Blood (Whole)||Medical blood draw in Vacutainer tube.||Ship in original tube.||Price on request||99%|
|Blood Stains||Band aids, tampons, blood-stained tissues.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||75%|
|Bone||Fibula or Femur, ~
|On dry ice or as preserved.||Price on request||75%|
|Cigarette Butts||2 to 4 butts||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||65%|
|Clothing||Hats, baseball caps, underwear, bandanna.||Ship in paper bag.||Price on request||50%|
|Dental Floss||Do not touch the floss with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||75%|
|Ear Wax||Cotton swab or Q-tip.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||75%|
|Electric Razor Clippings||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||50%|
|Gum||Do not touch the gum with your fingers. Sugar-free gum is preferred.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.||Price on request||50%|
|Hair||Roots or follicles must be attached. Hair from brush or comb may not work. Required 6-10 hairs.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.||Price on request||60%|
|Infidelity / Forensic Samples||Array of samples e.g. underwear, where DNA source is unknown, unseen or potentially mixed.||See listing for specific item on this document or call for info.||Price on request||50% to 99%|
|Licked Envelope/Stamp||Greeting card or letter.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||25%|
|Nails (Finger / Toe)||Freshly trimmed nails work best.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.||Price on request||75%|
|Paraffin Embedded Tissue||From pathology laboratories.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.||Price on request||65%|
|Post Mortem Tissue||Coroner samples, funeral homes.||On dry ice or as preserved.||Price on request||65%|
|Razors||Place razor in a paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||40%|
|Sperm / Semen||Liquid semen: Absorb suspected semen stain onto a clean cotton swab. Air-dry for 1 hour.
Dried semen stains: Absorb semen stain onto a clean cotton swab moistened with distilled water. Air-dry for 1 hour.
|Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||90%|
|Teeth||Molar, premolar or canine preferred.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||85%|
|Toothbrush||Air-dry the toothbrush for 30-60 minutes.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||75%|
|Toothpick||Don’t touch the toothpick with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||65%|
|Umbilical Cord (Dried)||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.||Price on request||90%|
|Used Kleenex / Handkerchief||Nasal Mucous. Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope.||Price on request||90%|
|*easyDNA cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.|
Extra information on forensic DNA samples:
The cost of every additional forensic sample used is to be added to the standard cost of the test. Kindly always note the success rate. Whilst we do have a very strong track record of successful DNA profile extraction with such samples, we cannot guarantee that the extraction will be successful. We always suggest contacting us as we can tell you more about the chances of success once we have assessed your sample thoroughly.
For more general information about our DNA testing, please visit our asked questions section HERE