Forensic DNA testing has come a long way in recent years and has been used to resolve many cases in the criminal & investigative fields. DNA is not only an essential tool for law enforcement and for legal purposes; many times, forensic DNA testing has also been useful for resolving estate cases.

Forensic samples are used as reference DNA samples, which have to be compared to an actual DNA profile from the person you want the sample to be compared to.

This is a two-step process and each has a separate fee:

  • Reference sample (i.e. bone or tooth)
  • DNA profile (cheek swab from person compared to)

Examples of forensic samples which are commonly submitted for testing include:

  • Dried blood stains (e.g. dried blood on bandages, on tissue, cotton, or paper)
  • Dried underwear stains (i.e. stains on underwear, pads, tampons, diapers)
  • Dried semen stains (i.e. stains on tissue, underwear)
  • Dried saliva stains (i.e. cigarette butts, gum, hard candy, stamps, stains on clothing or napkins, )
  • Hair (hair works very well if it is plucked directly from the head. Hair which has fallen off natural on hair brushes or pillows may work but is not as good as freshly plucked hair. Cut hair will not work. Hair must have the follicle – the white bulb at the end of the hair.)
  • Razors shavings from electric razor
  • Bone, teeth, tissue (from deceased individual)

For more information contact our case managers.