SALIVA COLLECTION KIT
ABOUT THIS KIT
This kit contains instructions and devices for the collection of saliva samples. With it, you can collect samples at home which are analysed in a laboratory.
After following all the instructions, send an e-mail to email@example.com to notify us that the sample is ready for collection.
Our At-home Saliva Collection Kit Consists of:
2 x Saliva Collection Tubes, Each in a Foil Pouch | 2 x Saliva Collection Vials | 1 x Biohazard Return Bag | 1 x Large Envelope
- Read all instructions prior to collection.
- Do not use if packaging or devices are damaged.
- Do not use if the expiry date has passed.
- For single use only.
- Follow the instructions carefully.
SAMPLE COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS
Your first saliva sample should be collected between 06:00 and 08:00 in the morning. Your second saliva sample should be collected between 16:00 and 18:00 in the evening. Before you start, add your name as well as the date and time of sample collection to the barcode sticker and apply to the collection vial. Also note the date and time you collected each sample on this form.
IMPORTANT: (a) Do not consume any alcohol for 12 hours before saliva collection. (b) 60 minutes before saliva sample collection, do not ingest any foods or liquids and do not floss or brush teeth that would cause gums to bleed. (c) Rinse your mouth with water to remove any food debris.
Before you start, wash your hands properly and dry with a clean towel.
Open a foil pouch and remove the saliva collection tube. Then, remove the vial cap and place the ribbed end of the saliva collection tube into the collection vial. Both the tube and the vial are for single use only.
Allow saliva to pool in your mouth for 15 to 30 seconds. Then, tilt your head forward and gently guide the saliva through the tube into the vial. Avoid making bubbles and only fill the tube 3/4 with saliva, NOT COMPLETELY.
Remove and dispose of the saliva collection tube. Attach the vial cap to the collection vial and tighten. Place only the 3/4 filled vial in the biohazard bag.
Follow Steps 1 to 6 to collect your second saliva sample, between 16:00 and 18:00, with the unused collection tube and vial. Remember to discard the collection tube.
Seal both vials in the biohazard bag. Return the biohazard bag to the BioSmart box and place the box inside the envelope, along with the completed form on this leaflet.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us that the sample is ready for collection.