DNA Art Sample Collection
DNA Art Security and Privacy
DNA Art Options
DNA Art Costs and Delivery
DNA Art Sample Collection
How to collect a DNA Art sample?
Our step-by-step directions within your DNA Art swab collection kit; collecting a cheek sample is painless & quick. Using our DNA Art swabs provided, you would simply take the swabs from the sterile pouch and brush this against the inside of the cheek for approximately 30 seconds in and up & down motion.
Then remove the second swab and repeat this process on the opposite cheek.
The swab will collect cells from the inside of your cheek, it’s these cells where our accredited laboratory will extract the DNA from. Once the DNA samples have been collected, seal your pouch, complete your paperwork and return to us for your DNA art to begin processing.
The DNA Art collection kit will comprise of simple step-by-step instructions, your DNA Art kit will be dispatched the same day your order has been completed. If you have additional questions on our DNA Art service our interactive website provides live chat with a member of our DNA Art department or you can call your local office.
Do you accept only cheek cells for DNA Art?
Cheek cell samples are the preferred sample to submit because its pain free and simple to administer, however we can also accept other samples such as hair (must be plucked and showing the root), toothbrush, hairbrush, band aid/plaster, ear wax, nail clippings (cut close to the skin) & a used tissue.
Is each DNA art piece unique to each individual?
Correct, once your DNA sample has been extracted and your genetic profile produced – that image is an exact genetic image of you. Every persons DNA is unique, individual and different and this results in that no two pieces of art can ever be the same.
About Security and Privacy
DNA Art security and privacy?
DNA Solutions ISO17025 accredited laboratory has to maintain high standards of processing and this has to meet strict procedure, security & guidelines set by the International Standards Organization. Like other companies offering this service, they would simply receive your DNA sample and then forward this on to another laboratory company to process – DNA Solutions DO NOT DO THIS. We offer the full service at our own laboratory and process each order in-house.
Can you ensure that my DNA art was made only from my DNA?
Authenticity of every DNA art piece we create is guaranteed. Our strict procedures for DNA extraction are accredited by the International Standards Organization. Each sample is assigned a unique reference code & this can be tracked throughout the DNA Art process.
What genetic information can be retrieved from my DNA Art?
The standard procedure we use produces a unique & individual representation of your genetic profile, it does not hold any specific information relating to your finished DNA Art piece. In no way can any individual view the DNA Art piece & assume anything specific about your DNA. DNA Solutions do offer other services including DNA Ancestry that can offer a detailed insight in your ancestral origins. For details of this service, please contact your local office.
Do you keep & store my DNA sample?
No we do not. Every DNA sample is incinerated immediately after the extraction process is successfully captured. The destruction of your DNA sample is secure & in keeping with company policy.
Do you preserve my DNA Art image?
Your DNA sample is destroyed shortly after our laboratory team has successfully completed the extraction process. You can choose to have your image destroyed, or kept at our laboratory for future use or burnt on to a disc and returned to you.
DNA Art Options
Can I choose the colour and size of my DNA Art?
We have unlimited options to allow you to suit what combinations reflects you or your décor. There’s no additional cost for developing the colour schemes you require – regardless of the shades & contrasts. You simply determine the background & band image colours you require with our DNA Art pallet. We offer a selection of canvas sizes to suit your needs, but if you require a made to measure DNA Art piece for a specific dimension we can create anything custom to you requirements. Contact your local office for assistance.
What are the materials used to create my own DNA Art piece?
The inks used in production are lightfast to 75 years & the canvas is a premium grade 350gsm cotton canvas.
Can you make a DNA Art piece of a person who’s deceased?
Yes, we can offer this service. For any individual or loved one that has passed away, it’s a unique way to remember them. We can accept a variety of DNA samples for processing.
Is it possible to have more than one DNA sample on my canvas?
Yes, this service is available and allows a canvas to include, two, three or four persons DNA profile on a single DNA Art piece. This service allows clients to be creative and can be created for friends & family, partners, couples or even business associates.
Can I request a digital file of my DNA Art image?
Yes you can, on our order page you have the opportunity to order a digital image of your DNA profile. This can be used as you see fit, perhaps as a display picture on your computer or you may want to share your unique DNA Art image with friends by emailing this, or even including this on your own website such as myspace or your messenger profile. The choice is endless.
DNA ART Costs and Delivery
What are the costs for the DNA Art pieces?
As a global DNA testing company with over 35 offices worldwide, we prefer to offer our DNA Art pieces at unbeatable prices & guarantee the highest quality. Prices differ depending on the size and style of the DNA art piece you select, regardless of what colour scheme you prefer unlike other companies who will charge for bespoke requirements.
How long does it take to receive my DNA Art piece?
Once your order has been confirmed, your DNA collection kit will be sent out the same day. Average delivery time is two to three weeks from the date we receive your DNA sample. If you require your DNA Art piece more urgently, we now offer an express option, where we can process your order in a reduced time. Details of this option are included on the BUY DNA ART page.
Does my DNA ART piece come stretched?
All DNA Art canvas orders will come stretched around a stretcher frame.
In the unstretched version, is there a border for stretching the canvas?
We can offer it unstretched in a tube if required. If it were to be unstretched, then we would leave enough tolerance as to allow sufficient excess for stretching around the thickest of frames.
Where do you deliver?
All locations. With over 35 offices across the globe, our network of establishments can deliver your unique DNA Art piece to anywhere you request.