How do I collect my sample?

Modified on Tue, 28 Nov 2023 at 04:18 PM

The test is easy and painless. The kit consists of a swab, which looks like an oversized Q-tip, that you rub against the inner surfaces of both cheeks to collect a sample of cheek cells. DNA taken from cheek cells is just as viable as DNA from a blood sample. Here’s a short video showing how to collect your sample

Please do not eat, drink, or smoke for 30 to 60 minutes before collecting the cheek swab sample. Best results are achieved when the sample is collected first thing in the morning before brushing teeth.

The DNA sample is preserved in the liquid in the tube. The sample is tolerant of hot and cold and does not need refrigeration.

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