Can Hair be used for DNA testing?
Yes. Hair is often used as an alternative when an alleged biological father or child are unavailable to be tested.
When acquiring a hair sample it is important to pull each hair follicle instead of cutting the hair. Hair samples can be acquired from a brush or by using tweezers. Place the samples inside a paper envelope and not in a plastic bag. Using plastic Ziploc bags could potentially compromise the hair follicle samples.
Is it possible to use a Hair DNA paternity test for legal purposes?
Legal DNA Testing
Normally, No. The only circumstance a hair DNA test have been used for legal purposes we are aware of is during estate cases. If an alleged father dies and an alleged offspring needs to prove a biological relationship. A judge may decide to issue a court order allowing hair samples to be used for testing.
How does the process work?
Contact our office at 888-204-0583 to purchase an IDTO Home Hair DNA test kit.
After you purchase your kit, the kit will be shipped within 24 hours of purchase.
Once you receive your Home DNA test kit. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.
After you collect your samples and complete the chain of custody form. Place all of the items inside your prepaid return shipping envelope going back to the lab.
When all samples arrive at the laboratory testing will begin. The average turnaround for your results will be 3 to 5 days.
Upon the completion of your results, a copy of your results will sent to your home and a copy will be sent to your email.
What is the cost of an At Home Paternity Test with hair?
The cost for a Home Hair DNA test starts $299.99 and up. Contact our office at 888-204-0583 for questions or to order a kit today.
How much hair is needed for a DNA test?
We require a minimum of 10 hair follicle samples for the lab to have chance of produce a genetic profile.
Are there benefits of performing a DNA test with Hair?
Yes. This testing option can be used if an alleged father and/or any of his family members are unavailable to tested.
Hair DNA test accuracy, What is it?
Hair DNA test have an accuracy of 80%. It should be noted how your hair samples have been collected and maintained are key component for hair samples being able to produce good genetic profiles.
How long will it take to receive my Hair DNA test results?
The average turnaround time for you to receive your results is 3 to 5 business days from the date the laboratory received all samples.
How long does DNA last in hair?
How long DNA will last with hair samples will depend on how well the hair follicle samples have been preserved.
The first thing that should be understood. The type of DNA used come from the hair follicle or root. Which is used for paternity testing or any other types familial relationship.
The hair strand has mitochondrial DNA which is not used for relationship testing. Fragmented Nuclear DNA Is the Predominant Genetic Material in Human Hair Shafts. This is found in the follicle or bulb that is located at the end of a hair strand.
Should hair be cut to perform a DNA test?
No. As mentioned earlier in this post, the lab will require root of in order to perform paternity test or any other related relationship DNA test.