Our tests are normally performed using two standard mouth-swabbed samples. Not only is this the easiest way to collect, there's also a higher chance of collecting a good sample.
If you are unable to submit a standard sample, we have had success in obtaining DNA from various sources. You do run the risk, however, of the non-standard sample failing for unexplained reasons.
Please consult the following list for ideas of what you can send.
Disclaimer: Although the items listed are good examples, we cannot guarantee there will be a usable DNA sample on a non-standard item.
|Amniotic Fluid||Cups / Bottles||Feminine Hygiene||Razors|
|Bandaid (Used)||Dental Floss||Fingernails||Tissue|
|Chewing Gum||Earwax||Hair (With Root)||Toothbrush|
|Cigarette Butt||Electric Razor||Hat (Well Worn)||Toothpick|
|Condom (Used)||Envelope / Stamp||Pacifier||Underwear|
These are example submissions. If you have something else to submit, and unsure if it will work, please Contact Us.
When considering a non-standard sample, please keep the following points in mind:
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