Accurate and Discreet DNA Testing with Alternative Samples (Toothbrush, Hair, Earwax, & More)
We understand some situations require secret or private DNA testing. For those who want to test an individual without asking for a cheek swab, there are several alternative ways to gather a sample, such as a toothbrush DNA test. View our complete list of acceptable sources for alternative samples below.
Simply purchase any of our DNA test kits and provide an alternative sample for one or more of the individuals being tested. It is acceptable to send an alternative sample for one individual and a standard cheek swab for the other person being tested.
|DISCREET DNA TESTING – ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE DNA SAMPLES|
|*NEVER STORE OR SHIP DNA SAMPLES IN PLASTIC OR ZIPLOC BAGS*|
|ALTERNATIVE/DISCREET DNA SAMPLES||COMMENTS||SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS||SUCCESS RATE|
|TOOTHBRUSH (USED AT LEAST 20x’s)
|Air Dry for 30-60 minutes||Ship in PAPER Envelope||80%|
|Noticeable amount of Ear Wax on Cotton Swab or Q-Tip.||Ship in PAPER Envelope||80%|
|HAIR||Roots and Follicles must be attached, must provide at least 20-40 strands of hair.||Ship in PAPER Envelope||80%|
|DIABETIC TEST STRIPS||Used Diabetic Test Strips (noticeable blood) 5-6 Strips Recommended||Ship in PAPER Envelope||75%|
|NAIL CLIPPINGS (FINGER OR TOE)||Freshly Cut Nails work best (5-10 nail clippings)||Ship in PAPER Envelope||75%|
|USED KLEENEX||Visible Mucus||Ship in PAPER Envelope||75%|
|BLOOD STAIN (DRY BLOOD)||Noticeable Blood Stain on Band-Aid, Tissue (Kleenex), Gauze, Fabric, Napkin, or Clothing||Ship in PAPER Envelope||75%|
|HAIR BRUSH OR COMB||Must contain noticeable amounts of hair, and debris||Ship in PAPER Envelope||75%|
|HATS||Hats, Baseball Caps, Bandana, Beanie Cap UNWASHED – Noticeably Worn with Sweat Stains||Ship in PAPER Envelope||75%|
|HEARING AID||Hearing Aid that has been noticeably worn, and not cleaned||Ship in PAPER Envelope||60%|
|GUM||Sugar-Free Gum Preferred, DO NOT TOUCH the gum with fingers, use a glove or clean dry paper towel to pick up and place in paper envelope||Ship in PAPER Envelope||60%|
|CIGARETTE BUTTS||Multiple Cigarette Butts DO NOT touch the Butts, use a glove or clean dry paper towel to pick up and place into paper envelope.||Ship in PAPER Envelope||60%|
|RAZOR (ELECTRIC OR DISPOSABLE)||Send entire blade with debris||Ship in PAPER Envelope||50%|
|DENTAL FLOSS/DENTAL FLOSS PICKS||Do Not Touch with Fingers, use a glove or clean dry paper towel to pick up and place into paper envelope.||Ship in PAPER Envelope||50%|
|SPERM/SEMEN||Collected on Cotton Swab or Q-Tip from Condom (2-3 Swabs/Q-Tips) Let Air-Dry for 60 minutes||Ship in PAPER Envelope||Less than 40%|
|CONDOM||Send whole used condom||Ship in PAPER Envelope||Less than 40%|
PLEASE NOTE: My Forever DNA cannot guarantee there will be a sufficient amount of DNA to obtain results when sending in alternative DNA samples for testing. The success rate depends on the quality of the alternative DNA sample provided. Once the alternative DNA sample (Ex. toothbrush or hair sample) is received, it will be sent to our forensic lab for viability testing. The testing fee for viability is non-refundable.
If any sample has insufficient DNA, a new sample will be requested for an additional fee, and no refund will be applicable. Every additional alternative DNA Sample sent for the same individual will be an additional $100 Fee.
If the sample contains enough viable DNA to process, you will be notified by email and the sample will move forward to comparison testing. Your final results will be emailed within 10-15 business days.
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