DNA Banking Process

DNA Banking with PGDNABANK can be completed in a few easy steps. Detailed information can also be found in the DNA Banking Agreement.

Important Definitions

Initiator: This is the person who will be ordering DNA Banking. In many cases, this is also the depositor (or the person who is banking DNA), but it can also be a power of attorney or healthcare professional.

Depositor: The individual whose DNA is being banked.

Representative: This is a trusted individual who will control the Depositor’s DNA in the event they become incapable of managing their affairs or are deceased. Multiple representatives can be listed for a single depositor.

Electronic Signature: Under the Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act of 2000, an electronic signature is an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record. An e-signature is legally identical to a handwritten signature, carrying with it all the same creditability and authority.

DNA Banking Process

Determine what is the best specimen to bank
Our preferred specimen type is blood, but we are able to accept other specimen types. Learn more on our sample type page.

Order a free DNA Banking Kit
Use our online ordering system to order your preferred DNA Banking kit. We can send the kit to your private address or to the facility where your family member is currently being cared for. Please also review the DNA Banking Agreement.

Arrange for sample collection.
For blood draws, contact your health care provider to schedule the phlebotomy work and then take our kit with you. They will collect 10 mL of blood which is approximately 2 teaspoons.

Contact us if you are having difficulty arranging for a blood draw. We may be able to help you find a phlebotomy service in your area. We also have an optional saliva kit which we can send out if you are unable to arrange for phlebotomy services.

Ready to get started? Click here to begin your order.