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® Screening Instrument

The ParaDNA Screening Instrument generates DNA profile information in 75 minutes using either the ParaDNA Screening Test or ParaDNA Intelligence Test. Designed for use as a triage/screening tool in environments such as submissions units or crime laboratories, users can reduce the level of costly downstream STR or Rapid-DNA analysis, yet still generate DNA profile information sufficient for inclusion/exclusion purposes.

Download detailed product specifications
  • Triage and profiling of crime scene stains and reference samples
  • Provided with free ParaDNA Software for relative % DNA scoring or search and compare of profiles held on an integrated database
  • Prioritize lab submissions and identify potential suspects, and their movements, earlier in the investigative process
  • Important samples are still available for full laboratory processing – ParaDNA Sample Collectors only remove a tiny fraction of the sample
  • The only system that can perform a presumptive DNA screen and deliver DNA profile intelligence simultaneously from crime scene evidence in 75 minutes
  • Small footprint, takes minimal lab-space
  • Cost-effective start up and running costs with minimal training required
  Dependent on test being run
ParaDNA Screening Test ParaDNA Intelligence Test
Results output
  • Relative quantitative assessment (% score) 
  • Indication of the 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