DNA swabs are increasingly used for many applications.

According to studies*, in 2019, more than 26 million people have already taken a DNA test as part of over-the-counter tests for origin searches, for example.

But this is not the only application of DNA swabbing.

These swabs are also used for:

  • Criminal cases (Sexual assault, forensic genetics, evidence collection …)
  • Paternity tests
  • Genotypic research

*Source : Company reports, Leah Larkin, ISOGG

Swabs for DNA research at crime scenes


In order to identify DNA traces at a crime scene, it is necessary to choose a specific sampling device with an antimicrobial treatment to minimize the risk of environmental contamination.

These devices are suitable for all traces of sweat, semen, blood, skin or even traces such as mud or other natural elements found at a crime scene.


For all your DNA research


DNA swabs have different characteristics that are essential for a reliable identification.


Specific technical features!

Swabs should:

  • be free of detectable and amplifiable human DNA, DNase and RNase
  • come from automated manufacturing processes to avoid any contact with humans

In addition, the DNA of all personnel present on the manufacturing site is stored in a database to avoid any confusion!


State-of-the-art tips!

The DNA swab tips are available in different formats to ensure that the maximum amount of sample can be taken from even the most difficult surfaces.

This entire line of DNA swabs is compatible with tubes for extracting and concentrating all human DNA from swab samples, punch cards or other specimens.

This solution saves time in the search process.


Even more innovative swabs for DNA research!

An innovative line of DNA collection swabs, co-developed between the French Gendarmerie Criminal Research Institute (IRCGN™) and COPAN, provides a profile of 24 DNA markers in less than 2 hours.

This innovative method does not require extraction. Thus, all the DNA collected can be directly amplified for a real gain in time and sensitivity.


The range of swabs with and without media is very wide and presents technical characteristics according to each application.

Do not hesitate to contact us for advice on the choice of your sampling equipment.