ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

LEGAL DNA TESTING
Our DNA Experts Represents you both in Greek and International courts
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.

 

LEGAL DNA TESTING

DNA Expertise in Court Penal cases. Case Assessment, Biological Material Detection, DNA Identification in any kind of Biological Material.

Due to the constant rise in the levels of criminality and the appearance of more and more violent crimes, solving crime cases has become more necessary than ever. Among the available tools is DNA analysis, an extremely valuable tool which can reveal very important information if used and applied correctly. Appropriate sample collection from a crime scene is the first step for the generation of valid results. In addition, in order to study genetic material isolated from evidence samples, the laboratory must choose the suitable methodology and apply it according to the international scientific community guidelines. Last, the DNA expert in charge that has to interpret the results but also the lawyers and judges that will use the interpretation for final judgment should be able to weigh this evidence and estimate its actual worth.

The facts are very different in developed countries where DNA analysis is an integral part of investigation in cases linked to crimes (murders, rapes, terrorism, robberies, kidnaps etc) since it is possible to detect the nature of biological material (semen, blood, saliva etc.) through specialized scientific techniques and extract it from several materials such as guns, clothes, underwear, chewing-gums, cigarette butts, hair, nails, forks, knives, toothbrushes and any other object on which we detect even the slightest amount of biological material.

DNAlogy offers now in Greek Judicial Community all the up-to-date techniques of biological material detection, DNA analysis and identification. Our DNA Experts, specially trained in the field, can contribute to penal cases solving, either by deepening in the analyses and enhance police investigation when this is not complete or by Technical Consultant services offering a second view on the initial Expert Report and new laboratory analyses if necessary or by direct intervention in the crime scene for detection, evaluation and collection of appropriate evidence.

DNAlogy laboratories are staffed with Forensic DNA Experts, registered in the lists kept in Greek courts and are accredited with the ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 quality management system.