Forensic DNA testing services
Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, we cannot offer any DNA tests to New York residents. Click here if require more info about DNA testing in NY.
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The forensic testing service may be used for our both our standard paternity test, as well as for the complete range of DNA tests. The service is not normally applicable to legal DNA testing unless the authenticity of the sample can be official confirmed through proper chain of custody procedures.
The complete list of forensic DNA samples the laboratory is able to analyse is shown below. The additional cost for each sample is also shown, as well as the expected DNA extraction success rate. Please also review the terms and conditions for forensic DNA samples.
Note: 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.
Blood on Filter paper$80 90% or higher
Semen$80 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric$80 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings$80 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed$160 60-90%
Ear Swab$80 60-90%
Umbilical Cord$80 60-90%
Semen stain on fabric$80 60-90%
Hair with roots$80 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)$80 60% or less
Cigarette butts$80 60% or less
Chewing gum$80 60% or less
Mucus$80 60% or less
Condom$80 60% or less
Toothbrush$80 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container$80 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad$80 60% or less
Drinking straw$80 60% or less
Envelope flaps$80 60% or less
Bones from exhumed bodyPOA N/A
Additional information on sending forensic DNA samples:
When deciding to send forensic samples, it is best that you discuss with our staff to ensure that you are sending the most appropriate samples. It is also important to send the samples according to the instructions provided in the table above. This will maximise the chances of obtaining a result through our DNA forensic testing services.
Also view our informative website www.hairdnatest.com on carrying out a blood DNA test or a DNA test with hair.
For more general information about our DNA forensic testing, or any other DNA testing service, please visit our frequent questions section.
Note: We are unable to test samples belonging to any test participants without their informed consent. Any test participant submitting a DNA sample must sign our consent form authorizing us to test their sample. Children under the legal age of consent can have their legal guardian or parent/s sign on their behalf.
We also require that the person from which the DNA sample has been collected be made fully aware of what their DNA sample will be used for. The absence of any form of refusal, comment or assent does not signify consent.