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List of samples

Forensic sample 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. Also kindly review the terms and conditions for sending a discreet DNA sample prior to submitting the samples.

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.

Type of Sample
Price Success Rate

Blood on Filter paper
R1450 90% or higher

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

Semen
R1450 90% or higher

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

Blood stain on fabric
R1450 60-90%

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

Fingernail/nail Clippings
R1450 60-90%

Need 5-10 clippings. Ship in paper envelope.

Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed
R2695 60-90%

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

Ear Swab
R1450 60-90%

Ship in paper envelope.

Umbilical Cord
R1450 60-90%

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

Semen stain on fabric
R1450 60-90%

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

Hair with roots
R1450 60% or less

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

Razor (Electric, Disposable)
R1450 60% or less

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

Cigarette butts
R1450 60% or less

Depends on type/brand. Ship in paper envelope.

Chewing gum
R1450 60% or less

Sugarless preferred. Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.

Mucus
R1450 60% or less

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

Condom
R1450 60% or less

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

Toothbrush
R1450 60% or less

Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container
R1450 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
R1450 60% or less

Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Drinking straw
R1450 60% or less

Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.

Envelope flaps
R1450 60% or less

Depends on age of envelope and how sealed. Request consultation.

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.

Extra information on discreet DNA samples:

For more general information about our DNA testing, please visit our frequently asked questions section.