For DNA profiling, the DNA is typically extracted from peripheral blood or a buccal swab. However, DNA analysis for this purpose may also be performed using other non-standard biological specimens.
Before requesting such a test with non-conventional samples, such as those mentioned below, please consult first with our laboratories and the cost depends on the type of samples.
Such non-standard samples, other than peripheral blood or a buccal smear, may be:
- blood stain (from cotton, gauze, etc.)
- hair roots/ hair follicle (not hair shaft)
- skin biopsy, tissue, etc.,
- cigarette butt
- toothbrush, dental floss