Sample Collection

How to collect your sample from the sampling kit provided to you?

It is important that you follow the instructions carefully and return the DNA samples with payment, using the return envelope. If you wish to have your DNA samples taken professionally we can arrange for this to be done either at your home, or at our collection centres.

  1. Sample collection procedure with Buccal Swab

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not eat or drink any food items (including coffee/tea/tobacco products) for 2 hours prior to sampling. Sample containing coffee/tea or tobacco residues may not process properly.

    Step A

    Open the kit.

    Step B

    Sanitize your hand with the wipes provided with the kit.

    Step C

    Remove the swab from the sterile packing, taking care not to touch the tip.

    Step D

    Collect cheek cells by rolling the tip of swab on the inside of the right cheek, roll for over a minute (30 times). Repeat this step for same individual with the second swab on the left cheek.

    Step E

    Carefully place the swabs in an empty glass with their tips facing upwards, the swab tips should not touch each other. Allow the swabs to air dry for 10 minutes.

    Step F

    Samples should be dried completely.

    Step G

    Place the dried swabs in the sample envelope with tip end inside.(Do not put it back in the plastic packing).

    Once all the DNA samples have been collected, applicants must ensure that all the sample collection envelopes and forms are complete and signed. Place all the documents in the pre-signed return envelope for the lab.
    Make sure to seal the envelope.

  2. Court- Approved DNA Test

    Choose a sampler. To comply with current legislation, samples must be taken by a health professional. You may either ask your GP or another local doctor. Alternatively, we may be able to suggest a doctor in your area, please contact us for details. Please note that the doctor may charge a fee for taking the DNA sample and this should be negotiated when making an appointment. The doctor’s fee is not included in Indian Biosciences - DDC India Pvt. Ltd. charge.

    Once you have arranged an appointment with your chosen doctor, complete and return the registration forms to us, together with your payment, and we will send the DNA testing kit directly to the sampler. You should allow at least seven days for your paperwork to reach us and for the DNA testing kit to reach your chosen doctor.

    You will need to take two full-faced, passport-sized photographs of each person to be tested (including children) and current photographic identification (passport or photo driving license and utility bill) with you to the appointment for identification purposes as well as the doctor's fee.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The sampler may charge you if you fail to keep an appointment without giving notice.

    Step A

    The doctor will verify identification and sign the back of the photographs to confirm they are a true likeness of the person to be sampled as follows: “I, doctor’s name, confirm that this photograph is a true likeness of donor’s name”, date, doctor’s signature

    Step B

    Collect sample using the INB kit as described earlier.
    Repeat the sample collection process if you are requesting analysis of additional applicants.

    Step C

    Once all DNA samples have been collected, the doctor should sign each relevant section of the registration forms and complete the Doctor's Appointment section on page 3. The applicants (or their legal guardian) should sign each relevant section as well as their sample collection envelope.

    Step D

    The completed registration forms and sample collection envelopes (with endorsed photographs attached) should be sealed in the return envelope provided and returned to us by the doctor (we recommend Recorded or Special Delivery).

  3. Immigration DNA Test

    For immigration cases where one or more applicants currently reside outside the specified country, samples must be taken at the nearest embassy or an approved clinic in that country.

    When completing the registration form, please provide a contact name, address and reference number (if applicable) for the relevant embassy. If you are able to provide passport numbers for each participant and an immigration case reference number it will allow us to process your case more quickly.

    For immigration cases, kindly contact one of our experts for more details as the instructions and requirements may vary from country to country and case to case basis. Our experts guide you through the complete process and the paperwork requirement assuring complete satisfaction