Special Services - DNA Forensic Test


The most popular and reliable method to collect samples for DNA testing is the buccal swab collection method. Buccal swab collection is quick and painless and is recommended as the best method for sample collection for all Genex clients.

However, in cases where a buccal swab sample cannot be obtained (e.g. individual is missing, deceased, or unable to participate) a forensic sample can be submitted to Genex for testing. The cost for testing a forensic sample is $180 US for each forensic sample. However, because the quality of the DNA in a forensic sample cannot be guaranteed, there is a chance that if the DNA in the sample that you submit is degraded or insufficient, we may not be able to obtain useful information, but the testing charge will still apply.

Quick Facts

Test Type DNA Forensic Test
Individuals Involved One or more forensic sample
Description In the event that a buccal swab sample or blood sample cannot be obtained for DNA testing, the forensic testing division of Genex is able to extract and process DNA from a wide range of forensic samples.
Fee for Private Home Test [?] $180 US (to process and test one forensic sample)
Specimen Forensic samples include, but are not limited to the following:Dried stains, dried saliva stains, dried blood stains, hair with root, bone, teeth, human tissue, licked stamps and envelopes, toothbrushes, razors, drinking cups, chewing gum, objects which have been in contact with the mouth or saliva, contact lenses, histology slides, etc.
Turnaround Time Regular: 7 to 9 business days
Method of Reporting Mail, Email, or Telephone
Ordering This test can be ordered by phone, fax, mail, or online: