Forensic DNA Testing Services
Whilst the preferred method of sample collection is through the oral swab we provide in our DNA test kit, there can be cases where it may not always be possible to obtain this type of sample. Through our expertise in DNA forensic testing methodologies, at homeDNAdirect we are able to offer you the opportunity of performing your DNA paternity test through different types of discreet samples that include amongst others samples such as hair, cigarette butts and even a toothbrush!
As you can see in the list presented on this page, the list of discreet samples is extensive. We invite you to go through this list and select the type of sample that most suits your requirements. Please note the differing success rates for each discreet sample as well as the storage and sampling methods as different samples require following different procedures.
Also note that that the price we cite below for every discreet sample is to be added to the cost of the standard test, thus total cost is the full cost of standard test + cost of discreet sample.
Read our terms and conditions for sending discreet samples to be fully informed about how this works.
If you are dealing with suspected infidelity we suggest that you visit our infidelity DNA test page.
Alternative DNA Sources
|Category||General Comments||Packaging Comments||Additional Charge
|Blood (Whole)||Medical blood draw in Vacutainer Tube||Ship in original tube||$195||99%|
|Blood Stains||Band Aids, tampons, bloody tissues||Ship in paper envelope||$195||75%|
|Bone||Fibula or Femur, ~4-inch section||On dry ice or as preserved||Price on request||75%|
|Cigarette Butts||2 to 4 butts||Ship in paper envelope||$195||65%|
|Clothing||Hats, baseball caps, underwear, bandanna||Ship in paper bag||$195||50%|
|Dental Floss||Do not touch the floss with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||75%|
|Ear Wax||Cotton swab or Q-tip||Ship in paper envelope||$195||75%|
|Electric Razor Clippings||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||50%|
|Gum||Do not touch the gum with you fingers. Sugar-free gum is preferred.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||$195||75%|
|Hair||Roots or follicles must be attached. Hair from a brush or comb may not work. We need at least 6-10 hairs.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||$195||80%|
|Infidelity/Forensic Samples||Covers array of samples and matrices such as underwear, in which the DNA source is unknown, unseen or potentially mixed.||See listing for specific item on this document or call for||Price on request||50% to 99%|
|Licked Envelope||Greeting card or letter||Ship in paper envelope||$270||25%|
|Nails (Finger/Toe)||Freshly trimmed nails work best||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||$195||75%|
|Paraffin Embedded Tissue||From pathology laboratories||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||$270||95%|
|Post Mortem Tissue||Coroner Samples, Funeral Homes||On dry ice or as preserved||$270||65%|
|Razors||Place razor in a paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||40%|
|Sperm/Semen||Liquid semen: absorb suspected semen sample onto a clean cotton swab. Air-dry the swab for 1 hour. Dried semen stains: absorb semen stain onto a clean cotton swab moistened with distilled water. Air-dry the swab for 1 hour.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||90%|
|Teeth||Molar, premolar or canine preferred. (Baby teeth usually do not work)||Ship in paper envelope||$195||85%|
|Toothbrush||Air-dry the toothbrush for 30-60 minutes.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||75%|
|Toothpick||Do not touch the toothpick with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||65%|
|Umbilical Cord (Dried)||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope or as preserved||$195||90%|
|Used Kleenex / Handkerchief||Nasal Mucous. Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||$195||95%|
|*homeDNAdirect cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.|
For more information on our Forensic testing portfolio please contact a member of our team at info@homeDNAdirect.ca.