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.
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.
We also recommend that you review the terms and conditions for sending a forensic DNA sample prior to submitting the samples.
Blood on Filter paperR1195 90% or higher
SemenR1195 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabricR1195 60-90%
Fingernail/nail ClippingsR1195 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmedR2695 60-90%
Ear SwabR1195 60-90%
Umbilical CordR1195 60-90%
Semen stain on fabricR1195 60-90%
Hair with rootsR1195 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)R1195 60% or less
Cigarette buttsR1195 60% or less
Chewing gumR1195 60% or less
MucusR1195 60% or less
CondomR1195 60% or less
ToothbrushR1195 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic containerR1195 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine PadR1195 60% or less
Drinking strawR1195 60% or less
Envelope flapsR1195 60% or less
Bones from exhumed bodyPOA N/A
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 frequently asked questions section.