ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

COMPUTER FORENSIC
The expertise of IT and electronic media
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 collection tube of swab with the code "Sample 1" and the sampling date.

Step 2
Carefully open the first collection tube by holding the red plastic handle end and carefully remove the sterile swab for buccal cell collection.

Step 3
Sampling: Holding the red plastic handle end of swab, place the cotton tip of the swab inside the cheek and rub it firmly in every direction several times (20 seconds in each cheek). Repeat steps 1-3 with the second collection tube with the code "Sample 1".

Step 4
Air dry the swabs for at least 3 hours (no less) at room temperature while keeping them protected from any source of contamination. When dry, place the swabs back in the collection tubes.

Step 5
Place the two collection tubes containing the biological material to be analyzed in the reply envelope and send it back to DNAlogy along with the completed Consent Form.

Computer Forensic

COMPUTER FORENSIC

DNAlogy provides services concerning the expertise of IT and electronic media, knowing the complexity of this kind of investigations.

IT expertise can be conducted at our international laboratories. Our first objective is to meet your requirements in an accurate and comprehensive manner regarding the content and use of media you have entrusted us with.

Methodology:

Our activity is based on a strict validated method to assure you that our  involvement neither damages nor modifies the information available on all media. For computers, we begin by cloning the hard disk(s) so that the original one is not modified.

Our first task is whether or not to validate the presence of information which will allow us to answer your questions; we will then copy them on a medium that you can use. Finally, we will describe all the steps implemented and we will translate as accurately as possible the technical language used so that our reports are understood and useful to all users.

This activity, such as the media we analyze, is permanently developing and thus we are constantly enlarging the range of media and tests we are able to conduct. We continuously conduct technology scouting which allows our experts to discover new software or know-how that could be relevant to improving our services. Once more we are convinced that the cooperation with our expert teams can bear a lot of added value in validating the feasibility of an expertise or to allow you to comprehend anything that can make us work with little known media or within very specific deadlines.

For additional information, please contact our experts.