We recognize that the samples which we receive, as well as the DNA that we extract and data we generate, are the valuable and confidential property of the party who submitted those samples. Permission will be sought before samples or data are distributed to another party.
We will keep your samples and your extracted DNA for five years after we complete your project. If you want them kept longer please ask us to send them back to you. DNA is kept frozen until we desiccate it for long term storage and samples are stored under conditions appropriate to the sample type. Electronic copies of results are maintained in permanent archives on three hard drives in separate locations.