Alternate Sources

Alternative DNA Sources

Category
General Comments
Packaging Instructions
Additional Charge
(per sample)
Success Rate
Bone Marrow *
Fresh (collected within 30 days) or Frozen- No marrow on slides or in paraffin.
Request Consultation.
€150 90% or higher
Blood on Filter paper
Also called Whatman, Matrix or Parchment; less than 60 days old.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 90% or higher
Semen
Frozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric
Includes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings
Need 5-10 clippings.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60-90%
Diabetic Test Strips
Need 5-6 strips.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed *
Depends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
€150 60-90%
Ear Swab
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60-90%
Fetal Demise *
Ref sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
€75 60-90%
Umbilical Cord *
Dried, must have a reference sample from mother.
Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.
€75 60-90%
Semen stain on fabric
Area should be indicated on fabric; incl bandages, gauze & tissues or napkins.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 60-90%
Hair with roots
Ensure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)
Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Cigarette Butts
Depends on type/brand.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Chewing gum
Sugarless preferred.
Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.
€75 60% or less
Mucus
Facial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Condom
Depends on storage condition / swab inside of condom.
Ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Tissue Sample; paraffin embedded *
Paraffin block or slides.
Request consultation.
€150 60% or less
Toothbrush
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container
Swab well w/ cotton swab or send in article with area clearly marked.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Drinking straw
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
€75 60% or less
Envelope flaps
Depends on age of envelope and how sealed.
Request consultation.
€75 60% or less
Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmed *
Deceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted.
Request consultation.
€150 60% or less
Bones from exhumed body *
For forensic cases only.
Request consultation.
POA N/A
Tooth
Molar, premolar or canine preferred.
Ship in paper envelope.
POA N/A
Bone *
Femur or humorus bone, 3-4 inches in length use clean blade.
Request consultation.
POA N/A

International Biosciences cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.

Use of samples other than mouth swabs may add one or two days to the time it takes to complete your test.

DNA Testing and The Human Tissue Act

Note: Due to the Human Tissue Act, International Biosciences is unable to test samples belonging to any test participants without their informed consent. Any test participant submitting a DNA sample must sign our consent form authorising us to test their sample. Children under the legal age of consent can have their legal guardian or parent/s sign on their behalf.

The Human Tissue Act also requires that the person from which the DNA sample has been collected be made fully aware of what their DNA sample will be used for. The absence of any form of refusal, comment or assent does not signify consent.

* Indicates a potentially Biohazardous Sample.

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