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. $160 90% or higher
Blood on Filter paperAlso called Whatman, Matrix or Parchment; less than 60 days old. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. $80 90% or higher
SemenFrozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric. Ship in paper envelope. $80 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabricIncludes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. $80 60-90%
Fingernail/nail ClippingsNeed 5-10 clippings. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60-90%
Diabetic Test StripsNeed 5-6 strips. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmedDepends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY. Biohazard Request consultation. $80 60-90%
Ear Swab Ship in paper envelope. $80 60-90%
Fetal DemiseRef sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY. Biohazard Request consultation. $80 60-90%
Umbilical CordDried, must have a reference sample from mother. Biohazard Ship in paper envelope or as preserved. $80 60-90%
Semen stain on fabricArea should be indicated on fabric; incl bandages, gauze & tissues or napkins. Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. $80 60-90%
Hair with rootsEnsure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
Cigarette buttsDepends on type/brand. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
MucusFacial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
Chewing gumSugarless preferred. Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag. $80 60% or less
CondomDepends on storage condition / swab inside of condom. Ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
Tissue Sample; paraffin embeddedParaffin block or slides. Biohazard Request consultation. $160 60% or less
Toothbrush Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. $80 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. $80 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
Drinking straw Air-dry and ship in paper envelope. $80 60% or less
Envelope flapsDepends on age of envelope and how sealed. Request consultation. $80 60% or less
Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmedDeceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted. Biohazard Request consultation. $160 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.

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