Using forensic samples
Through our state-of-the-art DNA forensic laboratory, EasyDNA provides an alternative way to complete your testing requirements. Through our extensive forensic DNA expertise, EasyDNA is able to analyse a wide range of discreet samples ranging from hair DNA testing, cigarette butts, toothbrushes to more difficult samples such as bone. Once the DNA extraction is completed and sufficient DNA is obtained from the sample, the DNA testing process is the same as when the normal oral swabs are used.
Forensic DNA testing can therefore be utilized for our complete range of New Zealand DNA tests, including the home DNA paternity test, but is not normally applicable for legal DNA testing requirements unless the chain of custody sample collection is followed and the source of the DNA is officially confirmed.
Please review below our comprehensive list of samples to obtain more information about the samples you want to submit, the additional costs involved and the DNA extraction success rate per sample. Also review the conditions for submitting a discrete DNA sample.
Blood on Filter paper$180 90% or higher
Semen$180 90% or higher
Blood stain on fabric$180 60-90%
Fingernail/nail Clippings$180 60-90%
Tissue (muscles, organs); non-embalmed$360 60-90%
Ear Swab$180 60-90%
Umbilical Cord$180 60-90%
Semen stain on fabric$180 60-90%
Hair with roots$180 60% or less
Razor (Electric, Disposable)$180 60% or less
Cigarette butts$180 60% or less
Chewing gum$180 60% or less
Mucus$180 60% or less
Condom$180 60% or less
Toothbrush$180 60% or less
Soda can / drinking glass / plastic container$180 60% or less
Tampon/Feminine Pad$180 60% or less
Drinking straw$180 60% or less
Envelope flaps$180 60% or less
Bones from exhumed bodyPOA N/A
Please read the terms and conditions below:
For more general information about our DNA forensic testing services, please visit our frequently asked questions section.
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.