Select the type of sample required
Blood on Filter paperTHB4000 90% or higher
SemenTHB4000 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabricTHB4000 60-90%
Fingernail/nail ClippingsTHB4000 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmedTHB7000 60-90%
Ear SwabTHB4000 60-90%
Umbilical CordTHB7000 60-90%
Semen stain on fabricTHB4000 60-90%
Hair with rootsTHB4000 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)THB7000 60% or less
Cigarette buttsTHB4000 60% or less
Chewing gumTHB4000 60% or less
MucusTHB4000 60% or less
CondomTHB4000 60% or less
ToothbrushTHB4000 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic containerTHB4000 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine PadTHB4000 60% or less
Drinking strawTHB7000 60% or less
Envelope flapsTHB7000 60% or less
Bones from exhumed bodyPOA N/A
These discreet samples can be used for our complete range of DNA tests, including our standard home paternity test, however they are not normally applicable for legal DNA tests due to the chain of custody requirements.
Situations where forensic tests may be used include cases where the alleged father is deceased, but biological samples such as hair or fingernails are available. Hair DNA testing is one of the more commonly requested service. We recommend that you contact our technical team to discuss your case and quote you accordingly.
The list below highlights our complete range of discreet samples that may be submitted for testing, the additional cost per test as well as the expected DNA extraction success rate per sample. Discreet samples terms and conditions should also be reviewed prior to sending the samples.
There are many viable sources of DNA but of course, not all will yield a sufficient number of genetic markers. A number of factors influence the validity of the sample including:
• The age of the sample
• The type of tissue from which the DNA is derived
• Chemicals to which the sample has been subject
Read our full article about DNA testing with forensic samples.