The Carlson Company
The Carlson Company is a DNA diagnostics center that provides DNA testing services worldwide. Get faster drug test results with our certified testing lab today!
10343 Federal Blvd. Suite J- 401Westminster, 80260 United States

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Alternate DNA Sources for Testing

Alternate DNA Sources

List of Alternate DNA Sources useable as primary or reference DNA samples.
Many times you need to collect a DNA reference sample without the donor being aware of your intentions.
  • Band Aids, feminine products, diabetic glucose sticks, diabetic syringe
  • Blankets, pillows, bed sheets
  • Body Fluids-blood, urine, saliva, semen, vaginal secretions, perspiration, tears, nasal mucous.
  • Bone
  • Bottle, can, or glass that the subject has drank from
  • Dental floss
  • Dentures
  • Dirty laundry
  • Electric or safety razor clippings
  • Eyeglasses
  • Facial tissue, cotton swab
  • Fingernail, toe nail, clippings
  • Chewing gum
  • Hair with roots or follicles attached, hair brush, comb, hair strands on clothing
  • Hats
  • Other Sources – drinking straws, toothpicks, toothbrushes, facial tissues, cotton swabs, partially eaten food, facial wipes.
  • Post mortem tissue, blood, hair, other bodily fluids, cremains (cremation remains e.g. ash/bone, etc. may be a suitable DNA source)
  • Stamps or envelopes that require licking
  • Teeth, false or bridge, retainers
  • Tissue – skin cells, feces, mucous, tears, saliva
  • Smoked cigarette butts with or without filters, pipe stems, cigarette holders, used chewing tobacco plugs, roll your own cigarettes
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