DNA Sample Collection Guide Using The DNA Testing Kit
The DNA sample collection for your DNA test is done through the oral swabs we will provide in our DNA testing kit. This process is therefore completely painless. The kit will be sent as soon as we receive your order and should arrive within 2 to 3 business days. The kit contains all you require to collect your samples and send them back to us. Of course a comprehensive set of instructions is also included.
If you require additional guidance on collecting the samples using our DNA testing kit, we have also provided some visual images to assist you further. The process you see below will need to be repeated for each individual to be tested.
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Our kits are normally pre-packed and inside the kit you will find colored envelopes for up to three people, the submission forms you need to fill in and the envelope to send everything back to easyDNA. Please check that you have all of this inside your DNA kit.
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On the inside of every envelope there will be a pair of colored swabs that should be of the same color as the envelope they are in. Prior to doing the sampling we strongly recommended that you do not eat or drink for at least half an hour before in order to avoid possible contamination of the sample.
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In BLOCK CAPITALS you need to complete the submission forms provided in the kit as well as the details on the outside of the envelope. Please ensure all the information is filled in clearly and correctly to avoid any need to make corrections later.
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Remove the swabs from the paper packaging. Be careful not to touch the cotton end of the swab with anything so it remains sterile. There are two swabs provided per each person to be tested.
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For maximum effect, we recommend that you rub the cotton part of the swab along the inside of your cheek, under your tongue and behind your lips as well. Do this for 10 seconds per person. Remember you are collecting cheek cells and not just saliva, so rub right against the inside of the cheek. Do this with both of the color coded swabs per person.
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Before placing the swab back in the color coded envelope allow the swab a MINIMUM of 1 hour to dry. Place the swab somewhere that the end of the swab is not touching anything else. When dry place the swabs back in the color coded envelope. Do NOT touch the end of the swab at anytime, even to check if it is dry.
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Place the color coded envelopes into the easyDNA self addressed envelope with your submission form and send back to easyDNA for processing. Please remember to affix a postage stamp.
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- To allow your oral swabs to dry place them cotton-end up in a clean empty glass. Put the glass in a safe, clean area, allowing the swabs time to dry. Always ensure that you do not mix up or contaminate the swabs, keep swabs from different participants in a separate glass.
- Sample collection can be performed at any age including newborn babies.
Sample collection is easy! How to I obtain my kit?
As you have seen above, the process is relatively simple and straightforward. Once you place your order the kit will be sent within the same day or the next depending on the time of order. If you are ready to place your order then you can proceed to Order Here
However if you have any questions about our paternity test kit then we suggest you contact us directly.
For any questions about our paternity testing services we suggest that you view our frequent questions page. For related articles of interest please read :
1. The DNA Testing Process
2. How To Perform A DNA Sample Collection for DNA Testing
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