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.
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.
If you are unable to take a DNA sample using the swabs provided in our DNA sample collection kit, a list of alternative DNA sources is below:
|Category||Packaging||Extra Charge||Success rate|
|Bone MarrowFresh (collected within 30 days) or Frozen- No marrow on slides or in paraffin.||Request Consultation.||$200||90% or higher|
|Blood on Filter paperAlso called Whatman, Matrix or Parchment; less than 60 days old.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||90% or higher|
|SemenFrozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||90% or higher|
|Blood stain on fabricIncludes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Fingernail/nail ClippingsNeed 5-10 clippings.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Diabetic Test StripsNeed 5-6 strips.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmedDepends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY.||Request consultation.||$200||60-90%|
|Ear Swab||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Fetal DemiseRef sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY.||Request consultation.||$100||60-90%|
|Umbilical CordDried, must have a reference sample from mother.||Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.||$100||60-90%|
|Semen stain on fabricArea should be indicated on fabric; incl bandages, gauze & tissues or napkins.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60-90%|
|Hair with rootsEnsure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Razor (Electric, Disposable)Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Cigarette buttsDepends on type/brand.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|MucusFacial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Chewing gumSugarless preferred.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.||$100||60% or less|
|CondomDepends on storage condition / swab inside of condom.||Ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Tissue Sample; paraffin embeddedParaffin block or slides.||Request consultation.||$200||60% or less|
|Toothbrush||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Soda can / drinking glass / plastic containerSwab well w/ cotton swab or send in article with area clearly marked.||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Tampon/Feminine Pad||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Drinking straw||Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.||$100||60% or less|
|Envelope flapsDepends on age of envelope and how sealed.||Request consultation.||$100||60% or less|
|Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmedDeceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted.||Request consultation.||$200||60% or less|
|Bones from exhumed bodyFor forensic cases only.||Request consultation.||POA||N/A|
|ToothMolar, premolar or canine preferred.||Ship in paper envelope.||POA||N/A|
|BoneFemur or humorus bone, 3-4 inches in length use clean blade.||Request consultation.||POA||N/A|
Who’zTheDaddy?™ cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.
sample indicates a potentially biohazardous sample. Appropriate care should be given.