Cookies on the
LGC website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the LGC website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at anytime.
Question markFind out more

ParaDNA® Body Fluid ID Test

A list of users are already signed up to gain early access to the ParaDNA Body Fluid ID Test before general release. These users already own a ParaDNA Instrument but LGC is also looking to place a limited number of instruments with customers who submit an interesting proposal for use to us:

Sign up to get information on Early Access Program

The ParaDNA Body Fluid ID Test delivers a presence/absence result on each of 6 bodily fluids within 90 minutes of processing crime stains/swabs, and even lab derived DNA extracts (protocol dependant). A next-gen serology option that can be used as either a screening test, or as a confirmatory result.

ParaDNA Body Fluid ID Test results output

Four samples being viewed in the software
  • Simultaneously detect for the presence of 6 bodily fluids with a single test
    • Vaginal fluid, seminal fluid, sperm cells, saliva, blood and menstrual blood
  • First commercially available kit to offer a reliable confirmatory test for vaginal fluids
  • Fast, easy to run and easy to interpret test results delivered in 90 minutes
    • No lab based extraction techniques are required
    • Single use collection device inserted straight into the ParaDNA Body Fluid ID Test
    • Sample crime stains directly or sub-sample swabs, with only 5 minutes hands-on time
    • Sampled items are not consumed and can still be sent for further forensic processing
    • View multiple test results simultaneously in the ParaDNA Software
  • Reduce time consuming and demanding presumptive testing (serology) approaches
  • Presumptive and/or confirmatory test for bodily fluids
    • In a laboratory set up, extracted DNA (protocol dependant) can added directly into test plate
  • Immediately begin identifying fluids at scene, plus screen out samples not suitable for laboratory processing
  • Minimal training requirement to get up and running
  • Low cost of entry; instrument and maintenance costs relatively low
  • Shares instrument platform with other ParaDNA tests, allowing body fluid ID, DNA screening and intelligence testing to be completed on the same instrumentation
  • Uses patented HyBeacon probe technology to target human specific mRNAs

Product specifications



Run time

87 minutes

RNA source

Vaginal Fluid, Sperm, Seminal Fluid, Saliva, Menstrual Blood, Blood

Hands-on time

~1-5 minutes

Results display

Simple tick or cross indicating presence or absence

Sampling method

Direct or indirect

Tests per kit

8 tests


Sign up to get information on Early Access Program

Sampling procedure

RNA is recovered using LGC’s patented ParaDNA Sample Collector, provided individually packaged and treated/quality checked to ensure they are RNA/DNA free. Collectors can be used to sample crime stains directly, or to indirectly sample from swabbed material. The ParaDNA Sample Collector design allows the user to accomplish sampling with four nibs that combine into one. Once sampling is complete a collar on the collector is pulled back to separate the nibs, which are then loaded into a ParaDNA Intelligence Test plate. This creates a sealed system, which once placed on a ParaDNA Instrument, delivers detection and analysis in just 87 minutes. 

Order information

LGC part no Description
PARA-240 Body Fluid ID Test & Sample Collector 8 pack bundle
PARA-090 Instrument Positive Control 4 pack

Contact us

For more information, a list of distributors or to discuss how ParaDNA can work for you, please contact us at:

Contact us by phone at:
+44 (0)844 2641 999

Watch a 2 minute video

Improvements in sexual assault processing in the US

Related links

Link Concordance study between the ParaDNA(®) Intelligence Test, a Rapid DNA profiling assay, and a conventional STR typing kit

Related links

Link Assessing the impact of common forensic presumptive tests on the ability to obtain results using a novel rapid DNA platform.

Related downloads

HyBeacons Technology 327 kB

Application note

ParaDNA Intelligence Test performance with aged blood and saliva samples 417 kB

Application note

How much DNA is removed by the ParaDNA sample collector? 22 kB

Application note

ParaDNA Intelligence Test Validation 481 kB

Poster - International Forensic Research Institut, Florida International University

ParaDNA Intelligence Test Pilot 413 kB

Poster - Washington DC Department of Forensic Sciences