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DNA Test Kit

Why not try making your own DNA kit at home?


This is a relatively simple process, which involves collecting some saliva from inside your cheek to extract the DNA. Everything must be sent to the laboratory for analysis in just a few days.


You will receive your results in the form of a clear and easy to understand report that will help you determine biological parentage.

DNA Test Kit

Why create your DNA kit?

You have an emergency!

You don't have time to wait for the delivery of a kit to take the sample. One of the participants is only available for a certain period, take the initiative and follow the instructions to create your own DNA kit at home.

The participants are remote!

If a person is in a distant country where it is challenging, or even too expensive, to receive the DNA kit from the laboratory.

Making your kit at home brings many advantages to the smooth progress of your online test. It allows you to organize yourself without waiting for the delivery of a kit that may never arrive. In the face of last-minute unforeseen events, you have the opportunity to do everything possible to take samples that comply with the analysis. For added security, you will proceed with payment once the laboratory has received your samples.

Materials for a Home Kit 

Making your own kit is very simple and you can find everything you need at home. You need :

  • A box of new cotton swabs

  • A pair of gloves

  • A pair of scissors

  • Two table glasses - one per participant -

  • A large envelope

  • Two small envelopes - one per participant -

  • A printer for your documents 


The use of mouth swab is not mandatory, but strongly recommended if possible. 

You can also send non-standard samples such as hair, nails, a handkerchief, toothbrush...


Non-standard sample is an option to your test, this alternative will be an additional cost. 

Non-Standard Samples

During a DNA test, you have the possibility of using several types of samples.   Choosing the sample is an important step in doing a DNA test . In general, laboratories recommend the use of buccal swabs. But depending on the situation, the choice of another type of sample must then be considered. Please respect the conditions so that the sample provides enough genetic information for your DNA test .  

Sampling Instructions



All   participants must have a clean mouth for mouth swabs.

You must not have eaten an hour before and you must rinse your mouth with lukewarm water before starting the samples. Do not use mouthwash or toothpaste. Do not smoke before.

Step 1 :


Write on the small envelopes the information of the participants - 1 envelope per participant -

  • Full name

  • Date of Birth

  • Gender

  • Relationship (Father, Mother, Child, Sister, Brother, Uncle, Aunt...)

  • Type of sample (Oral samples or Non-standard sample: Hair, Nail, etc.)

Step 2 :


Put on a pair of gloves and get a pair of scissors and a table glass.

  • Open the box of clean swabs

  • Remove a cotton swab

  • Cut one of the  ends with the scissors

  • With the remaining part, rub the cotton against the inside of your cheek, tongue, gums

  • Rub for 1 minute

  • Place the cotton swab in the glass - cotton side up -

  • Let the Cotton Swab dry for at least 1 hour - more if necessary -  






1 minute



1 hour minimum

Follow the procedure 4x for each participant and do not mix samples between participants

Step 3:

During this time, you can order your DNA test on the laboratory website. 

  • When ordering on the internet, please specify that you want to make your own DNA kit at home.

  • Open a file with the laboratory to obtain a customer number

  • Ask for the consent form be sent to you by e-mail

  • As well as the postal address to send your samples

  • You have the possibility to pay when ordering, or when your samples arrive at the laboratory 


Step 4:


Now that your samples are dry.

  • Keep your samples in the small envelope of the corresponding participant (you can keep them for several weeks before  analysis)

  • Print your consent form, fill it out and don't forget to sign

  • Please write your customer number on all media   : envelopes and forms

  • Put your small envelopes in the bigger one with the consent form

  • Send the large envelope  by registered mail to the address indicated 


Send recommendations

All that remains is to wait for confirmation of receipt by email.

Are the participants far away?

Are the participants of the DNA test geographically distant? It is entirely possible to take sample collections remotely and send them from each of your locations.


The laboratory can then conduct the DNA test once all the samples have arrived at the facility.

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