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Chain of Custody (COC) Sample Collection

 

SwabSamples for a DNA test, such as a paternity test, are routinely collected using a buccal swab which is a single tipped cotton swab, made of the special absorbent material to which skin cells cling easily.  The cotton swab is then placed in a special breathable envelope and transported to the laboratory

 

DNA imageSamples are collected using a documenting chain-of-custody process which ensures your results will be accepted by courts and other government agencies. For this process, a neutral third-party, such as a trained sample collection technician, doctor, local laboratory, or hospital, collect your samples. You must be identified at the sample collection appointment; therefore, you are required to do the following in order to meet the chain of custody requirements:

  • Present government-issued identification for the adults
  • Present one of the following for minors: birth certificate, social security card, crib card, or shot record
  • Be photographed and fingerprinted
  • Complete a Client Identification and Consent Form (minor’s form must be signed by legal guardian)

 

AT YOUR SAMPLE COLLECTION APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL:

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PRESENT GOVERNMENT ISSUED I.D.

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BE PHOTOGRAPHED

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BE FINGERPRINTED

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SIGN COC CONSENT

 

Because we maintain a vast network of collection sites in the U.S. you are guaranteed a convenient sample collection appointment which is close to your work or home; and for our global clients we maintain an extensive network of affiliations with laboratories worldwide so you are also guaranteed a convenient sample collection appointment.

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