Alternate Sources

Alternative DNA Sources

Category
General Comments
Packaging Instructions
Additional Charge
(per sample)
Success Rate
Bone Marrow *
Fresh (collected within 30 days) or Frozen- No marrow on slides or in paraffin.
Request Consultation.
RM780 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.
RM390 90% or higher
Semen
Frozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric
Includes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings
Need 5-10 clippings.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60-90%
Diabetic Test Strips
Need 5-6 strips.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed *
Depends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
RM780 60-90%
Ear Swab
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60-90%
Fetal Demise *
Ref sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
RM390 60-90%
Umbilical Cord *
Dried, must have a reference sample from mother.
Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.
RM390 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.
RM390 60-90%
Hair with roots
Ensure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)
Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Cigarette Butts
Depends on type/brand.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Chewing gum
Sugarless preferred.
Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.
RM390 60% or less
Mucus
Facial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Condom
Depends on storage condition / swab inside of condom.
Ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Tissue Sample; paraffin embedded *
Paraffin block or slides.
Request consultation.
RM780 60% or less
Toothbrush
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
RM390 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.
RM390 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Drinking straw
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
RM390 60% or less
Envelope flaps
Depends on age of envelope and how sealed.
Request consultation.
RM390 60% or less
Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmed *
Deceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted.
Request consultation.
RM780 60% or less
Bones from exhumed body *
For forensic cases only.
Request consultation.
RM780 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

International Biosciences cannot unconditionally guarantee successful analysis of these samples. We will however make every attempt to provide you with the results you require.

Use of samples other than mouth swabs may add one or two days to the time it takes to complete your test.

* Indicates a potentially Biohazardous Sample.

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