Cansford DNA Testing

Our Collections Team

Collecting hair, saliva, nail and blood samples in the correct way is crucial to ensure the sample comes from the right individual and has not been tampered with.

Preserving the chain of custody is not the only key consideration however,  making sure donors feel comfortable and reassured is also essential – after all, providing a sample can be a stressful experience and something many donors are keen to avoid.

That’s where our team of over 50 expert collectors comes in. Trained to make donors feel at ease, our collectors work UK-wide, and can be available in 48 working hours to perform collections wherever necessary.

“Cansford’s collectors make the clients feel at ease, which is very important. They know that they’re being tested, and half the time they know it’s going to be positive.  The collectors put them at ease, and make them feel wonderful.”

Legal Executive


“I’ve known Jane and Lynn, the Cansford collectors, for a long time. They’re very careful and considerate about the hair sample they’re taking. The way they take hair from a woman is different than with men – because woman worry that they will be left with a chunk of their hair taken out, which is never the case.”

Legal Assistant

St Helen's

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