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.
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.
We also recommend that you review the Guidelines and Terms HERE. for sending a forensic DNA sample prior to submitting the samples.
Blood on Filter paper90 CHF 90% or higher
Semen90 CHF 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric90 CHF 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings90 CHF 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed90 CHF 60-90%
Ear Swab90 CHF 60-90%
Umbilical Cord200 CHF 60-90%
Semen stain on fabric90 CHF 60-90%
Hair with roots90 CHF 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)90 CHF 60% or less
Cigarette butts90 CHF 60% or less
Chewing gum90 CHF 60% or less
Mucus90 CHF 60% or less
Condom90 CHF 60% or less
Toothbrush90 CHF 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container90 CHF 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad90 CHF 60% or less
Drinking straw90 CHF 60% or less
Envelope flaps90 CHF 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 frequently asked questions section.