Using The Kit

  • Collect your DNA
Collect your DNA sample by rubbing the sterile cotton swab, which is provided in your
kit, against the inside of your cheek for 1 minute (see full
instructions). Insert the swab inside the tube together with the capsule provided, stick the barcode label on to the tube
and place the tube in the return addressed envelope.

  • Personal details and informed consent
Complete your personal and contact details on the form entitled "DNA informed consent form”. Make sure that you date and sign the consent form and that you stick the barcode label on to it. The unique barcode order number ensures that your sample is properly identified throughout the whole process. Place the completed form together with the tube containing your sample in the return addressed envelope provided.

  • Return your sample
Send us the sealed return addressed envelope either by courier or drop it in person at our offices.

To ensure your swab can be analysed properly, please take your DNA sample at least an hour after eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. The best time to take the swab is first thing in the morning before breakfast and before brushing your teeth. For best results, we suggest you take the test immediately after waking up, having only rinsed your mouth with water.

Once you have taken your sample, stick the barcode labels onto the tube and the consent form. Place the tube in the return addressed envelope together with your signed and dated consent form.
You can use our courier company which can come and pick up the swabs from your place or to drop it in person to our offices.
When collecting the sample, do not hesitate to rub firmly the cotton swab head against the inside of your cheek lining. We will contact you by email, should you have not collected enough DNA to allow proper testing.
There is no bad time, as long as it is not directly after brushing your teeth.
To ensure your swab can be analysed properly, please take your DNA sample at least an hour after eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. The best time to take the swab is first thing in the morning before breakfast and before brushing your teeth. For best results, we suggest you take the test immediately after waking up, having only rinsed your mouth with water.