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® Field Portable Instrument

The ParaDNA Field Portable Instrument is for use in-field, at scene, or in submissions units/crime laboratories. An integrated touch-screen computer enables immediate sample analysis, via the ParaDNA Software, including the options to search or compare to an internal profile database.

Download detailed product specifications
  • The ParaDNA Field Portable Instrument is battery powered and provided in a military grade ruggedized carrying case
  • Triage and profiling of crime scene stains and reference samples on site using the ParaDNA Intelligence or ParaDNA Screening Tests
  • Prioritise lab submissions and identify potential suspects, and their movements, much earlier in the investigative process
  • The only system that can perform a presumptive DNA screen and deliver DNA profile intelligence simultaneously from crime scene evidence in 75 minutes, whilst still in the field
  • Run samples indefinitely when plugged into mains power, or process an average of 20 samples running on battery power alone
  • Process up to four samples at a time, using either the ParaDNA Screening Test or ParaDNA Intelligence Test
  • A discrete and truly portable instrument, at just 17kg in weight
  • Low start up and running costs, without the need for laboratory infrastructure
  Dependent on test being run
ParaDNA Screening Test ParaDNA Intelligence Test
Results output
  • Relative quantitative assessment (% score) 
  • Indication of gender 
  • Determine the presence or absence of DNA 
  • 5 STR DNA Profile
  • Amelogenin gender call
  • Profile comparison and matching
  • Indication of mixtures

Download detailed product specifications

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

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