ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

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.

FAQ
Can I do a DNA Paternity Test without a father in life?

Yes, if there are sample which carry biological material of the under-investigation person. Such samples can be a toothbrush, clothing, underwear, cigarettes, hair roots, handwritten notes, bones etc. In case the samples have been identified to belong to the under-investigation person (e.g. bones, biopsies etc.) the paternity test can be used for legal reasons.

If there are not any samples available, the DNA paternity test can still be performed, through analysis of the DNA of the father’s relatives (biological relationship testing of brothers, grandfathers, uncles/aunts etc.) For more information please click here.

 

Is there a chance that my DNA will be used maliciously or for other purposes?

NO! DNAlogy does not give any information in third parties without your permission or order. We use your samples to exclusively perform the type of analysis you indicate at the order form and all samples and information are destroyed after 2 months.

ATTENTION: After 2 months we can no longer retrieve your results.

 

What is the cost for a DNA paternity test?

A paternity test for personal reasons with buccal swabs for both participants (child-father) costs 299 euro, 29 euro is the cost for DNAlogy-Patrotis-kit® at your local pharmacy and 270 euro is the analysis cost. This price is altered when other participants are added to the test or when alternative samples are tested (nails, hair, toothbrush, cigarettes etc.)

A paternity test for legal reasons costs 750 euro and includes sampling of 3 participants (child-mother-father) by our DNA Experts in Justice, sample analysis and a DNA Expert Report for legal use.

For more information, click here.

 

What other samples can be used apart from buccal swabs?

In cases where saliva sampling is not feasible (deceased persons, unidentified samples etc.), alternative samples that carry biological material of the under-investigation person can be used for analysis. Such samples are toothbrush, nails, clothing, underwear, cigarettes, chewing gums, glasses, spoons and forks, paper tissues, food remaining etc. For more information regarding sampling procedure please click here or contact our DNA Expert team.

What other types of DNA testing are available at DNAlogy?

At DNAlogy, we perform DNA testing for biological relationships up to 6th degree: DNA paternity/maternity, brotherhood, grand-parentage and aunt-uncle testing. Using all latest technology tools, we can guarantee solution of the most complicated family tree cases.

In Addition, we can study all kind of evidence (toothbrush, nails, cigarettes, underwear etc.) for detection and description of biological material (saliva, blood, sperm etc.) and genetic analysis for personal reasons or in penal cases brought to Justice.