Hair DNA Test
Hair DNA testing is offered as an alternative to testing DNA using a cheek swab. While a cheek swab is a preferred method for conducting a DNA test, such as a paternity test, it is possible to use other specimens, such as hair follicles, when one of the parties is not available to get a cheek swab. Because the hair specimens are collected at home, the results of hair follicle DNA tests cannot be used in court. At least six to ten strands of hair with the follicles intact are required for us to extract enough viable DNA for this test. The other party will be receive a home DNA test kit and will provide cheek swabs. Register online or call (888) 378-2499.
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Hair DNA Testing Options
Hair DNA Test$650
Fingernails DNA Test$650
About Hair DNA Tests
Hair Follicle DNA Test
In order to conduct a hair strand DNA test, we will need at least 6 to 10 strands with the hair follicles (roots) intact. In order to compare this person’s DNA to a second party (for example, to determine paternity or another relationship), we will mail you a kit to collect a cheek swab.
Once we receive the DNA sample from each party, we will compare the DNA from the hair with the DNA from the cheek swab to see if the two parties are related. Cheek swabs are guaranteed to contain viable DNA; however, hair strands are not. We typically can extract the DNA in 80-90% of cases. If you order this test, and the hair turns out to not have viable DNA, you will not get results. Keep in mind that there are no refunds because the attempt to extract the DNA from the hair is considered a used service.
Other DNA Specimens
If you don’t have viable hair follicles and conducting cheek swabs is unrealistic, there are a variety of other Unusual DNA Specimens that we can test, including fingernails, teeth, garment stains, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Get DNA From Hair?
In the majority of cases, we are able to extract viable DNA if the hair sample was collected correctly. However, despite the high success rate, hair DNA testing is not the recommended method of testing because it is not guaranteed to be viable. Cheek swab DNA testing is recommended and less expensive if the person is available to complete the test.
How Much Does a Hair DNA Test Cost?
The cost of our hair DNA test is $650.
Can I Use Hair DNA Test Results for Court?
No, these test results are for your own information for peace of mind purposes only. If you need legal DNA test results, Health Street offers a variety of legal testing options.
Why Use Health Street’s Hair DNA Test
At Health Street, we offer convenient DNA testing from the privacy of your own home. There are many reasons why Health Street should be your choice for this type of genetic testing.
Health Street is your premier resource for genetic relationship testing. In addition to sample collection with hair or cheek swabs, we can also work with other materials, such as fabric, teeth and hair.