blood samples and swab DNA testing comparisons

Swabs vs. Blood Samples in DNA Testing

The two most popular methods for collecting DNA in labs are blood samples and mouth swabs.  The DNA testing results from extracting DNA-rich cells by swabs or blood samples are exactly the same, only there are differences in how the two samples are processed. Both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on your preference. Neither has…

History of DNA Testing DDC

History of DNA Testing

DNA testing is a powerful tool for identification. With today’s technology, DNA tests can now identify individuals with almost 100% certainty. Identification has not always been this conclusive. Before DNA tests, the science community used other biological tools to identify people and determine relationships. These techniques, which included blood typing, serological testing, and HLA testing,…