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
|Bone Marrow||Fresh (collected within 30 days) or Frozen- No marrow on slides or in paraffin.||Request Consultation.||$200||90% or higher|
|Blood on Filter paper||Also called Whatman, Matrix or Parchment; less than 60 days old.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||90% or higher|
|Semen||Frozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||90% or higher|
|Blood stain on fabric||Includes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Fingernail / Nail clippings||Need 5-10 clippings.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Diabetic Test Strips||Need 5-6 strips.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed||Depends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY.||Request consultation.||$200||60-90%|
|Ear swab||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Fetal Demise||Ref sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY.||Request consultation.||$100||60-90%|
|Umbilical Cord||Dried, must have a reference sample from mother.||Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.||$100||60-90%|
|Semen stain on fabric||Area should be indicated on fabric; incl bandages, gauze & tissues or napkins.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Hair with roots||Ensure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Razor (Electric, Disposable)||Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Cigarette Butts||Depends on type/brand.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Chewing Gum||Sugarless preferred.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.||$100||60% or less|
|Mucus||Facial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Condom||Depends on storage condition / swab inside of condom.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Tissue Sample; paraffin embedded||Paraffin block or slides.||Request consultation.||$200||60% or less|
|Toothbrush||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container||Swab well w/ cotton swab or send in article with area clearly marked.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Tampon/Feminine Pad||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Drinking Straw||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Envelope flaps||Depends on age of envelope and how sealed.||Request consultation.||$100||60% or less|
|Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmed||Deceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted.||Request consultation.||$200||60% or less|
|Bones from exhumed body||For forensic cases only.||For forensic cases only.||POA||N/A|
|Tooth||Molar, premolar or canine preferred.||Ship in paper envelope.||POA||N/A|
|Bone||Femur or humorus bone, 3-4 inches in length use clean blade.||Request consultation.||POA||N/A|
|*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.