Alternate Sources

Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.

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. Biohazard Request Consultation. £110 90% or higher
Blood on Filter paperAlso called Whatman, Matrix or Parchment; less than 60 days old. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. £55 90% or higher
SemenFrozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric. Ship in paper envelope. £55 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabricIncludes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. £55 60-90%
Fingernail/nail ClippingsNeed 5-10 clippings. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60-90%
Diabetic Test StripsNeed 5-6 strips. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmedDepends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY. Biohazard Request consultation. £110 60-90%
Ear Swab Ship in paper envelope. £55 60-90%
Fetal DemiseRef sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY. Biohazard Request consultation. £55 60-90%
Umbilical CordDried, must have a reference sample from mother. Biohazard Ship in paper envelope or as preserved. £55 60-90%
Semen stain on fabricArea should be indicated on fabric; incl bandages, gauze & tissues or napkins. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. £55 60-90%
Hair with rootsEnsure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
Cigarette buttsDepends on type/brand. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
MucusFacial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
Chewing gumSugarless preferred. Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag. £55 60% or less
CondomDepends on storage condition / swab inside of condom. Ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
Tissue Sample; paraffin embeddedParaffin block or slides. Biohazard Request consultation. £110 60% or less
Toothbrush Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. £55 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. £55 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
Drinking straw Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. £55 60% or less
Envelope flapsDepends on age of envelope and how sealed. Request consultation. £55 60% or less
Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmedDeceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted. Biohazard Request consultation. £110 60% or less
Bones from exhumed bodyFor forensic cases only. Biohazard 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. Biohazard 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.

Biohazard sample indicates a potentially biohazardous sample. Appropriate care should be given.

The Human Tissue Act

It is important to be aware that in the UK the Human Tissue Act regulates the collection and analysis of any human tissue. This includes any stain of biological material not matter how small. In order to send a sample for analysis, the person or donor of that sample must give their consent in writing in order for us to test their sample. Furthermore, in order to be fully compliant with the Human Tissue Act, the donor of the sample must also be made aware of how their DNA sample will be used.

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