ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

BALISTICS - TOXICOLOGY
Μultidimensional approach to crimes
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUCCAL CELL COLLECTION: DNALOGY-KIT
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In the course of sampling, DNAlogy offers you free-of charge the DNAlogy-kit including the sterilized cotton swab, sampling instructions and a consent/order form for the applicant.
The aim of sampling is to collect as many cheek cells as possible and to transfer them to the sterilized cotton swab, which is going to protect DNA until its transfer to our laboratory.
Attention: Avoid any contact with the cotton tip end of the swabs.
Do not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before sampling.
For the sampling procedure, each individual should use 2 swabs.

Step 1
Label the swabs with a unique identifying name and sampling date.

Step 2
Carefully open the sterile swab packaging holding the red plastic applicator end and remove the swab from the packaging.

Step 3
Sampling: Rub the cotton tip of the swab firmly against the inside of both cheeks several times (20-30 seconds) in each direction.

Step 4
Air dry the swabs for at least 1 hour at room temperature while keeping them protected from any source of contamination. When dry, place the swabs back in their packaging. Repeat the steps 1-4 with the second swab

Step 5
Send the swabs back to DNAlogy along with the completed questionnaire (consent and order form) by using the reply envelope.

BALISTICS - TOXICOLOGY

The scientific team of DNAlogy has developed strong relations with renowned teams in other forensic fields, such as ballistics and toxicology. We work together to offer the best solutions to your needs regarding your investigations by guaranteeing you simplification of logistics, but mainly optimum preservation of all the operating proofs on the same sample. We have adapted our protocols so as to ensure that each expert works under the best possible conditions to conduct his/her own expertise, and that this coordination allows faster treatment of expertise with more likelihood of finding results in all areas.

Ballistics

Forensic Investigation Laboratories F.I.C is our partner in ballistics, managed  by Mr. Raftogiannis Georgios, an accredited expert. In 2008, he took over and restructured the most important independent Greek ballistics expertise laboratory. He manages it today by constantly seeking technical relevance and responsiveness.

Toxicology 

Our partner in toxicology is the specialized laboratory LAT LUMTOX.

LAT LUMTOX was created after the merger of the two laboratories: LAT in La Voulte sur Rhône and LUMTOX in Lyon, and the association of three experts in Toxicology, pooling their professional competencies and their technical expertise. The two laboratories are organised according to the ISO 17025 standard principles. Our mission is to implement all means possible to offer you support in revealing the truth by guaranteeing total reliability and traceability of the tests.

Our experts are at your service by offering advice regarding the drafting of the assignments. We can also give guidance as far as the tests to be conducted are concerned based on the nature of your assignments.