Call our laboratory at 1-866-708-2128 — our technicians will be happy to help you with any questions that you may have or to help you initiate a file for DNA testing.

DNA Forensic Test

Testing Blood Stains, Semen Stains, Hair & More

Buccal swab collection is the most popular and reliable method to collect samples for DNA testing. In cases where buccal swab samples cannot be collected, a forensic DNA sample can be submitted for DNA testing. The cost of forensic DNA is $250 per sample.

Examples of forensic samples that can be submitted to Metaphase include:

  • Dried blood stains (e.g. dried blood on bandages, on tissue, cotton, or paper)
  • Dried underwear stains (e.g. stains on underwear, pads, tampons, diapers)
  • Dried semen stains (e.g. stains on tissue, underwear)
  • Dried saliva stains (e.g. cigarette butts, stamps, stains on clothing or napkins)
  • Hair (hair works very well if it is plucked directly from the head. Hair which has fallen off natural on hair brushes or pillows may work but is not as good as freshly plucked hair. Cut hair will not work. Hair must have root)
  • Razors shavings from electric razor
  • Bone, teeth, tissue (from deceased individual)

Forensic DNA Testing Steps

  1. Begin by calling us toll-free at 1-866-708-2128 to discuss your situation. Please indicate the type of forensic sample you have, and any other relevant information and questions.
  2. Complete and send application forms together with the forensic sample to us for DNA testing.
  3. Results of testing are available approximately 7 to 9 business days from the day that we receive your samples.