Buccal (mouth) swabbing is highly accurate and super simple to perform. The FBI and police agencies all over the world use it. You see it on the crime shows on TV. Your DNA is the same everywhere in your body so there is no reason to puncture your body to obtain blood samples for DNA testing.
We provide written instructions and are available to supervise via video chat (Skype or Facebook) if you are nervous. Swabbing does not differ between Home and Legal tests: Insert swab in mouth, rub cheek 10-20 times, let swab dry, place them in the envelope, then seal. Simple stuff we think you’ll agree.
Where the process differs is that specimen collection for Legal tests is witnessed and carefully documented in order to assure authenticity so that the results are acceptable for official purposes such as evidence in a court of law. Also, the lab retains your records for a few years in case testimony is needed in court. We discuss this is greater depth in our blog posting.