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Service HID/DNA

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The establishment of Human Identification/DNA (HID/DNA) unit at School of Health Sciences in 2008 marked an important milestone for the advancement of research and teaching activities related to DNA profiling in School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

The HID/DNA unit provides DNA-based testing using high throughput and validated platform. We are committed to providing quality testing and applying the highest standards in our protocol to ensure accurate results.

HID/DNA unit offers services to the public, hospitals, universities, research institutes, government agencies as well as the private sectors.

Equipment/ facilities available:

  • ABI 3130xl Genetic Analyzer
  • Ion Torrent™ PGM System
  • Agilent Tapestation


a. DNA Paternity Testing

Paternity testing compares the DNA of the alleged father and child to determine their relationship. The same concept is applicable for identification of biological mother.

Our paternity testing is accredited by Department of Standards Malaysia for MS ISO/IEC 17025: 2005.

Other DNA Testing Offered:

  • Maternity Testing
  • Paternal Lineage Test (Y-STR analysis)
  • Maternal Lineage Test (mitochondrial DNA analysis)

Collection of sample:
Blood samples (by finger prick) are collected on FTA cards by trained personnel

RM1,500 for 2 samples and RM200 for each additional sample
* Registration & procedure fee may apply

The test report will be produced within 14 working days from the day the sample is received.

b. DNA Sequencing

The HID/DNA unit also offers DNA sequencing services using up-to-date technology.

We offer:

  • High quality reads
  • Free re-run for low quality sequence reads (T &C applies)

Sample type:
Plasmid and amplified DNA fragments (purified or unpurified)


  • RM25/reaction for less than 100 samples
  • RM 22/reaction for 100 to 500 samples
  • RM20/reaction for more than 500 samples

         * additional charge of RM10 is applicable for each unpurified sample.


Within 7 working days from the day the sample is received

c. Other services

HID/DNA unit offers whole genome sequencing using Ion Torrent™ PGM System. Please contact us for further information.

Contact Us:

School of Health Sciences, USM Health Campus, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Tel: +609 7677603/7829
Fax: +609 767 7505
Tel: +609 7677603/7829
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other contact:

Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Tel: +609 7672376
Fax: +609 7645907
Tel: +609 7672376


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Contact Us

School of Health Sciences
Health Campus
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
16150 Kubang Kerian,
Kelantan. Malaysia.
Academic office: 7518 / 7517
Administration office: 7510 / 7509 / 7511
Postgraduate office: 7521 / 7525
+609 767 7515

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  • Last Update: Thursday 13 December 2018.



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