MOUTH SWAB KIT
ABOUT THIS SELF-SAMPLING DEVICE
This kit contains mouth swabs that enable simple and painless retrieval of cell material. With it, you can discreetly collect samples at home. After placing your enclosed samples in the provided courier bag, it will be collected and delivered to our accredited pathology laboratory for paternity/maternity analysis. Samples should be taken first thing in the morning before eating, drinking and brushing teeth. Each person tested must provide two samples.
WHAT THE KIT CONTAINS
Our Mouth Swab Kit Consists of: Courier Bag | 4 Packets with Swabs Inside Sample Tubes
- Do not use if the expiry date has passed.
- Do not use if device packaging is damaged.
- Follow the instructions carefully and only use each swab once.
- The swab is stable for up to one week between 22ºC and 37ºC.
NOTE: To prevent potential mix-ups or cross-contamination, complete the entire process one swab at a time. Each tube must be labelled clearly.
SAMPLE COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS
Write the details of the first person whose sample is being collected on the sample tube.
Before you start the collection procedure, wash your hands properly and dry with a clean towel.
Only remove the swab from the packaging once you are ready to collect the sample and ensure it does not touch any other object or surface.
Be careful not to saturate the brush tips with excess saliva.
While pressing firmly, twirl the brush on the inner cheek while moving up and down, from front to back and back to front – avoiding the teeth, gums and tongue.
Time every collection with a stopwatch to ensure you spend at least 30 seconds collecting cells on each swab. For support, you can place your hand on the outside of the cheek being sampled.
The swab can now be removed from the mouth and placed on a sterile surface for air drying – minimum 5 minutes.
Now place the swab back inside its labelled tube and ensure it is closed properly.
Repeat the same collection process with the second swab using the unswabbed cheek.
Straight after sampling the first person, attach the corresponding sticker with barcode (e.g. Alleged Father) to both the tube as well as the assigned block on the consent form.
Repeat the entire process (Steps 1 to 10) for the second person being sampled, one swab at a time.
Place all four swabs in the biohazard bag provided. Place the biohazard bag in the box. Place the box in the courier bag.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us when the sample is ready for collection.
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