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.
R2695 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.
R1450 90% or higher
Semen
Frozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric
Includes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings
Need 5-10 clippings.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60-90%
Diabetic Test Strips
Need 5-6 strips.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed *
Depends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
R2695 60-90%
Ear Swab
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60-90%
Fetal Demise *
Ref sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
R1450 60-90%
Umbilical Cord *
Dried, must have a reference sample from mother.
Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.
R1450 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.
R1450 60-90%
Hair with roots
Ensure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)
Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Cigarette Butts
Depends on type/brand.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Chewing gum
Sugarless preferred.
Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.
R1450 60% or less
Mucus
Facial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Condom
Depends on storage condition / swab inside of condom.
Ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Tissue Sample; paraffin embedded *
Paraffin block or slides.
Request consultation.
R2695 60% or less
Toothbrush
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
R1450 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.
R1450 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Drinking straw
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
R1450 60% or less
Envelope flaps
Depends on age of envelope and how sealed.
Request consultation.
R1450 60% or less
Tissue (muscles, organs); embalmed *
Deceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted.
Request consultation.
R2695 60% or less
Bones from exhumed body *
For forensic cases only.
Request consultation.
POA 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.

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.

* Indicates a potentially Biohazardous Sample.

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