Alternate Sources

Alternative DNA Sources

Category
General Comments
Packaging Instructions
Additional Charge
(per sample)
Success Rate
Potentially biohazardous sampleBone Marrow
Fresh (collected within 30 days) or Frozen- No marrow on slides or in paraffin.
Request Consultation.
CA$200 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.
CA$100 90% or higher
Semen
Frozen vial (Sperm bank) or fresh swab; Semen on fabric.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric
Includes bandages, gauze and facial tissues (Kleenex) or napkins.
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings
Need 5-10 clippings.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60-90%
Diabetic Test Strips
Need 5-6 strips.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60-90%
Potentially biohazardous sampleTissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed
Depends on age and storage conditions; CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
CA$200 60-90%
Ear Swab
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60-90%
Potentially biohazardous sampleFetal Demise
Ref sample from M REQ; success increases w/ age of fetus (detect of maternal DNA poss) CHAIN ONLY.
Request consultation.
CA$100 60-90%
Potentially biohazardous sampleUmbilical Cord
Dried, must have a reference sample from mother.
Ship in paper envelope or as preserved.
CA$100 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.
CA$100 60-90%
Hair with roots
Ensure roots are present (7-10 hairs) – shed or cut hair will not work.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)
Send entire blade or disposable razor, debris can be sent in envelope.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Cigarette Butts
Depends on type/brand.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Chewing gum
Sugarless preferred.
Ship in plastic Zip-Lock bag.
CA$100 60% or less
Mucus
Facial tissue (Kleenex), napkin or paper towel.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Condom
Depends on storage condition / swab inside of condom.
Ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Potentially biohazardous sampleTissue Sample; paraffin embedded
Paraffin block or slides.
Request consultation.
CA$200 60% or less
Toothbrush
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 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.
CA$100 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Drinking straw
Air-dry and ship in paper envelope.
CA$100 60% or less
Envelope flaps
Depends on age of envelope and how sealed.
Request consultation.
CA$100 60% or less
Potentially biohazardous sampleTissue (muscles, organs); embalmed
Deceased has been embalmed; tissues in formalin/formaldehyde not accepted.
Request consultation.
CA$200 60% or less
Potentially biohazardous sampleBones 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
Potentially biohazardous sampleBone
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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