How do I take a DNA test?

To collect a viable DNA sample, you just need to follow the simple steps below or in this video!

1) Start by carefully twisting open the collection tube to remove the swab – avoid touching the tip with your fingers or other surfaces. You’ll need to wet the swab first so place it on your tongue for 10 seconds to moisten it.

2) Firmly swab the inside of your right cheek using a back and forth brushing motion while rotating the swab 360 degrees. Continue to do this for 30 seconds.

3) Once done, repeat the same process on the other side of your mouth.

4) Carefully, without touching any other surfaces or putting it down, return the swab to the tube and close the lid tightly. Now, here’s the most important part, please don’t forget to apply the patient identifier sticker to the tube length-wise (do not wrap it around the tube) and then insert it into the biohazard specimen bag. 

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