Our DNA profiling service provides individuals with a record of their genetic profile—a unique combination of 16 markers found in their DNA that serves as their identifier genetic ID. Organizations and private individuals choose to obtain records of their DNA profiles in case identification is ever needed, as in the following examples:
DNA samples may be collected either by a trained professional using the Chain of Custody procedure, or privately (self-collection) using our DNA Collection Kit. The Chain of Custody Collection allows you to use the DNA profile in a legal proceeding, such as child support and Social Security benefit claims. We will coordinate DNA sample collection at one of our local, convenient collection sites.
DNA samples may be self-collected if you are using the DNA profile for personal reasons only, and do not intend to use it for any legal purpose. If you choose private collection, we will send you an easy-to-use DNA collection kit with detailed instructions and a postage-paid envelope for shipping your samples back to our laboratory.
The fee for a Chain of Custody DNA profile is $280 per individual. This fee includes appointment coordination, sample collection and shipping, DNA testing to produce the profile, and delivery of results. The private DNA profiling fee is $195. This fee includes the cost of the DNA collection kit, shipping of samples to the laboratory, DNA testing, and delivery of results and DNA Banking.
We will store a sample of the tested individual’s DNA in a safe, secure facility for 7 years—in case the DNA sample is ever needed for any identification purposes or additional testing. An extra vial with the individual’s collected material will be also saved for 7 years to double secure the preservation of that person’s DNA.
DNA Findings is fully accredited to perform testing in New York State, please call 832-381-5410 to arrange testing.