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.
We also recommend that you review the terms and conditions for sending a forensic DNA sample prior to submitting the samples.
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.
Blood on Filter paper€75 90% or higher
Semen€75 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric€75 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings€75 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed€150 60-90%
Ear Swab€75 60-90%
Umbilical Cord€75 60-90%
Semen stain on fabric€75 60-90%
Hair with roots€75 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)€75 60% or less
Cigarette butts€75 60% or less
Chewing gum€75 60% or less
Mucus€75 60% or less
Condom€75 60% or less
Toothbrush€75 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container€75 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad€75 60% or less
Drinking straw€75 60% or less
Envelope flaps€75 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 asked questions section HERE
Human tissue act exemptions
There are exemptions whereby the Human Tissue Act no longer is applied. This is when any biological tissue samples were collected before 2006, the year in which the law came into force. There other cases in which the law may not apply but these are exceptional cases; even in cases of tissue from the deceased, informed consent is still required.