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.

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.

Alternative DNA Sources

Category General Comments Packaging Comments 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. For forensic cases only. €150 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
*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

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.

 

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