Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing
We recommend that hair be at least 2 cm in length for testing.
Can a hair sample that does not contain follicular material be tested for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)?
Yes, mitochondrial testing is the only DNA testing option provided at Bode Cellmark for this type of hair sample.
How are results reported for one evidence item and one reference sample that are processed for comparison purposes using mtDNA sequencing?
The report will indicate whether the sequence for the individual associated with the reference sample is consistent with the sequence associated with the evidence item or may be excluded as a contributor to the evidence item.
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