DNAware

Sample Collection Instructions

  • Use only the materials in this kit.
  • Take test at least 30 minutes after eating or drinking.
  • Do not touch the tips of the swabs.
  • Do not use Q-TipsⓇ or other household swabs.
Important Notice

If your test kit or any of its contents look damaged, or if you need help taking your test, please call +1-855-6RECURO.

How
to get
started?

Step 1

Rinse your mouth with water.

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Step 2

Remove one swab from its package.

  • Tear open the package from the bottom and slide out one swab. Hold it by its plastic shaft.
  • Please DO NOT touch the tip of the swab.
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Step 3

Open your mouth and place the tip of the swab against the inside of your cheek.

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Step 4

Rub the swab back and forth against the inside of your cheek, about 30 times.

  • While you rub the swab, turn the plastic shaft.
  • This will ensure the entire tip is covered with cells from your cheek.
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Step 5

Place the swab you just used into the small clear envelope.

  • But don’t seal the envelope yet!
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Step 6

Remove the second swab from its package. Rub the tip against the inside of your other cheek.

  • Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 with your other cheek.
  • Remember, DO NOT touch the tip of the swab with your fingers.
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Step 7

Place the second swab into the small clear envelope. Seal the clear envelope.

  • Check to make sure there are now 2 swabs in the small clear envelope.
  • DO NOT place the gel pack or anything else in the small clear envelope.
  • Seal the small clear envelope by taking off the protective strip.
  • Push the flap down and press firmly. The flap is sticky and should seal tightly.
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Step 8

Place the small, clear envelope containing your 2 swabs into the box. Make sure the silica gel packet is also in the box (but not in the clear envelope).

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Step 9

Place the box in the prepaid package, and ship it to the lab by taking it to a UPS drop off location. Click here to find UPS stores and drop off points near you.

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