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. Consult the list for ideas below of what you can send.
Submit a Standard Sample If Possible
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.
Choose the best sample
When considering a non-standard sample, please keep the following points in mind:
- Each additional Non-Standard sample increases the price of your test by $75.
- If there is no usable DNA on the item, to resend another non-standard sample will cost $145. That includes $75 for the non-standard sample, a $50 fee for replacing the sample and $20 for over-night shipping.
- Choose the best possible sample the first time. If you have multiple non-standard samples, only send the one(s) you want processed.
Non-Standard Sample Examples
|Amniotic Fluid||Band-Aid (Used)||Chewing Gum||Cigarette Butt|
|Condom||Cups / Bottles||Dental Floss||Earwax (Q-tip)|
|Electric Razor||Feminine Hygiene Product||Toothbrush||Fingernails|
|Hair (With Root)||Hat (Well Worn)||Pacifier||Razor|
|Tissue||Envelope / Stamp||Toothpick||Underwear|
|Note: Although the items listed are good examples, a usable DNA sample from a non-standard item cannot be guaranteed.|