Can other specimens be used for paternity or other family relationship DNA testing?

Yes. Other biological specimens can be used, such as blood, hair follicles (not cut hair), seminal or vaginal fluids, skin, bones and teeth, among others. In situations where DNA testing must be discreet, check with our medical assistant for other options. We can generally accept other items and materials suspected of containing DNA, though we cannot guarantee the DNA’s viability or presence due to possible contamination, age, improper storage or other factors.