We offer DNA banking services for those who wish to have their DNA sample safely stored in our laboratory. There are several reasons individuals may want to have their DNA samples preserved for future use:
- Stored DNA can be used for paternity tests and other DNA tests should the individual pass away and other parties make legal claims on his/her estate
- Parents ask to bank their children’s DNA should something happen to them in the future, such as abductions or runaways.
- Stored DNA can be used for identification purposes for those working or deployed overseas, especially those in the military.
- As medical scientists learn more about inherited diseases, an individual’s stored DNA might be helpful to his/her descendants. The stored DNA can be tested to rapidly identify predispositions to genetic diseases and help them to take preventive measures early on.
Samples for DNA banking can be collected either using a home collection kit or a Chain of Custody process, a documentation process that makes the test results legally admissible (accepted by courts and other government agencies). Pplease call one of our case managers at 1-888-362-2592 to discuss either option.
A single individual’s DNA is collected and stored for 15 years.
Painless Sample Collection
Our standard procedure uses the painless and non-invasive buccal swaba cotton-like swab rubbed against the inside of your mouth to gather loose cheek cells.
Convenient Appointment Locations
We have the largest sample collection network in the United States. If you live in the U.S., we can schedule your appointment at a location close to your home or work, often on the same day. There are thousands of collection sites affiliated with us all over the U.S. and worldwide.
There is no collection fee charged for DNA Profiling; the cost is included in the test fee.
DNA Banking Statement
We provide a DNA banking statement that certifies we will store your DNA sample in our secure facility for 15 years. It also lists the names of other persons who are authorized to receive your DNA sample.