Home DNA Kit

In our ongoing effort to provide no-cost child safety information to America’s families, the KlaasKids Foundation, with the assistance of the California DNA Laboratory, has created a Do-It-Yourself DNA Collection Kit using common household items. Previously, this serivce has cost between $5.00 and $200.00 per individual.

As highly publicized court cased are regularly proving, DNA analysis is fast becoming the “genetic fingerprint” of the new millennium. In its most simple terms, DNA is the fundamental building block that defines us as individuals. Every cell of every living entity contains DNA that is unique to that animal or plant. My DNA is exactly the same in everyb one of my cells and nobody else’s DNA is exactly like mine.

Required Parts:

  • One cotton swab
  • Two zip-lock plastic baggies


  • Rub a clean (sterile if possible) cotton swab* on inside of cheek until moist.
  • Let cotton swab air dry for twenty-four hours.
  • When dry, place cotton swab in a zip-lock bag and seal bag.
  • Label with permanent pen – child’s name and sample date.
  • Save in freezer until needed.
  • Follow the same procedure for blood sample. However, wait until child scrapes or cuts him/herself before taking sample.
  • You may also save baby teeth in same manner.

* You can also use sterile gauze or a clean piece of filter paper.

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