Forensic DNA Testing Services
homeDNAdirect Ireland offers DNA forensic testing services. We carry out analysis of forensic samples using the same DNA testing technology that is used by law enforcement officials and crime investigation agencies around the world.
DNA tests can now be performed using a wide range of material as per our extensive list below. This technology can therefore be used to answer questions of paternity and other biological relationships, as well as in cases requiring infidelity DNA testing.
Alternative DNA Sources
|Category||General Comments||Packaging Comments||Additional Charge
|Collected Swab Sample (Reference Sample)||Buccal (cheek swab) samples collected directly||Ship as Indicated on instructions||€80.00||99%|
|Blood (Whole)||Medical blood draw in Vacutainer Tube||Ship in original tube||€80.00||99%|
|Blood Stains||Band Aids, tampons, bloody tissues||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||75%|
|Bone||Fibula or Femur, ~4-inch section||On dry ice or as preserved||Price on request||75%|
|Cigarette Butts||2 to 4 butts||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||65%|
|Clothing||Hats, baseball caps, underwear, bandanna||Ship in paper bag||€80.00||50%|
|Dental Floss||Do not touch the floss with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||75%|
|Ear Wax||Cotton swab or Q-tip||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||75%|
|Electric Razor Clippings||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||50%|
|Gum||Do not touch the gum with you fingers. Sugar-free gum is preferred.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||€80.00||75%|
|Hair||Roots or follicles must be attached. Hair from a brush or comb may not work. We need at least 6-10 hairs.||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||€80.00||60%|
|Infidelity/Forensic Samples||Covers array of samples and matrices such as underwear, in which the DNA source is unknown, unseen or potentially mixed.||See listing for specific item on this document or call for||Price on request||50% to 99%|
|Licked Envelope||Greeting card or letter||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||25%|
|Nails (Finger/Toe)||Freshly trimmed nails work best||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||€80.00||75%|
|Paraffin Embedded Tissue||From pathology laboratories||Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag||€160.00||65%|
|Post Mortem Tissue||Coroner Samples, Funeral Homes||On dry ice or as preserved||€160.00||65%|
|Sperm/Semen||Liquid semen: absorb suspected semen sample onto a clean cotton swab. Air-dry the swab for 1 hour. Dried semen stains: absorb semen stain onto a clean cotton swab moistened with distilled water. Air-dry the swab for 1 hour.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||90%|
|Teeth||Molar, premolar or canine preferred. (Baby teeth usually do not work)||Ship in paper envelope||€160.00||85%|
|Toothbrush||Air-dry the toothbrush for 30-60 minutes.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||75%|
|Toothpick||Do not touch the toothpick with your fingers.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||65%|
|Umbilical Cord (Dried)||Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope or as preserved||€80.00||90%|
|Used Handkerchief||Nasal Mucous. Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||95%|
|Used Kleenex||Nasal Mucous. Place in paper envelope.||Ship in paper envelope||€80.00||90%|
|*homeDNAdirect cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.|
Discreet samples cannot be guaranteed to work and are only viable for testing if adequate levels of DNA are found on the sample submitted. Please note that if the sample submitted has no DNA or only contains degraded DNA, a profile may not be obtained. The way in which the sample was collected and stored and how old the DNA sample is can affect the chances of successful DNA extraction.
As a guideline, we have provided you with an extraction success rate percentage in the above table showing how often the sample is successful. Please note that the prices above are in addition to cost of the DNA test selected.
If you are sending more than one discreet sample kindly contact to discuss special discounts.
If you order a test that includes a non-standard sample, you can still receive our DNA test kit to obtain the sample of any other test participants.
We advise to read our terms and conditions if you intend using a forensic sample.
You may read further on DNA testing or choose one of the options below to discuss forensic DNA testing with us.