Our home DNA sample collection kit offers you the quickest and easiest way to collect your samples. We have created our home kit with your needs in mind, making it as user-friendly as possible. Our kit can be used for standard at home DNA tests or for legal testing.
In the case of legal testing, easyDNA will need to organize the sampling procedure and provide you with further information and guidance. If you do require a legal test, we do suggest you contact us before.
Our kits are all packed in the same way and contain the following:
- Although the kits are packed with swabs for the 3 people. These swabs are packed in colour coded envelopes. Each swab has a single cotton-ended tip, make sure not to touch this part with your fingers. [view image]
- Instructions explain how to collect the samples properly.
- Consent forms; these forms will authorize laboratory testing. Without them properly filled out, we will not be able to analyse your samples. [view image]
- A pre-addressed envelope for returning your samples. You will need to affix a stamp before sending your samples back to us.
NB: Kindly ensure that the following basic precautions be rigorously adhered to. Failure to do so may result in failed samples and inconclusive DNA test results.
- Do not eat or drink anything for one hour prior to testing. Particles or chemicals found in ingested food or drink may render extraction of the DNA in the sample impossible or degrade the DNA.
- Do not smoke for one hour prior to testing.
How are DNA samples collected?
The following explains how buccal DNA samples are collected.
First step: remove the oral swabs from the colour coded envelopes. Remember each colour corresponds to one of the test participants as mentioned earlier on this page [view image].
Second step: Once you have removed the swabs, the coloured envelopes need to be filled in with some basic information. You also need to fill out the consent form you find inside the kit. [view image]
Third step: With clean hands, proceed to rub the swabs for ten seconds inside the mouth and under the tongue. There is no need to exert more than a light pressure. The procedure is entirely painless, even on babies. Remember that you need to use the two swabs provided for every person. [view image]
Fourth step: Allow the swabs to dry in a clean place for an hour. Tip: You can place them upright in a clean glass. Once they are dry you can return them to their corresponding coloured envelopes. Make sure that at no time do swabs from different people come into contact with one another. [view image]
Final Step: Once you have completed all previous steps, place the colour coded envelopes and the consent form into the larger pre-addressed envelope. You can now simply affix a stamp and send your samples off for analysis. [view image]
Cannot afford to wait for a kit? Create your own!
Our kits are promptly dispatched as soon as you confirm your order. It will take around 2-3 working days to reach you. Should you be in hurry and wish to collect samples sooner, then why not create your own sample collection kit? Learn how to make your own home kit now
What happens when more people take part in the DNA test?
easyDNA UK is based in Kent. We can send DNA testing kits anywhere in the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If test participants live in different parts of the globe our international network of offices will enable us to organize your cross-border test. We can easily organize and dispatch kits to different locations.
Ordering your test
Should you wish to order, you can proceed to our Order page.
Have any questions? Then why not have us call you? Our Customer service team will be more than happy to assist you and guide you. For more general information about our DNA paternity testing, please visit our frequent questions section.
1. How To Perform A DNA Sample Collection for DNA Testing
2. The DNA Testing Process