ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

ADVANTAGES OF THE USE OF SALIVA
DNAlogy
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUCCAL CELL COLLECTION: DNALOGY-KIT
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In the course of sampling, DNAlogy offers you free-of charge the DNAlogy-kit including the sterilized cotton swab, sampling instructions and a consent/order form for the applicant.
The aim of sampling is to collect as many cheek cells as possible and to transfer them to the sterilized cotton swab, which is going to protect DNA until its transfer to our laboratory.
Attention: Avoid any contact with the cotton tip end of the swabs.
Do not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before sampling.
For the sampling procedure, each individual should use 2 swabs.

Step 1
Label the swabs with a unique identifying name and sampling date.

Step 2
Carefully open the sterile swab packaging holding the red plastic applicator end and remove the swab from the packaging.

Step 3
Sampling: Rub the cotton tip of the swab firmly against the inside of both cheeks several times (20-30 seconds) in each direction.

Step 4
Air dry the swabs for at least 1 hour at room temperature while keeping them protected from any source of contamination. When dry, place the swabs back in their packaging. Repeat the steps 1-4 with the second swab

Step 5
Send the swabs back to DNAlogy along with the completed questionnaire (consent and order form) by using the reply envelope.

ADVANTAGES OF THE USE OF SALIVA

For all genetic diagnostics and forensic analyses DNAlogy uses a novel DNA extraction protocol from saliva on a special blotting paper, through the use of the saliva sampling DNAlogy-kit ®.



Advantage 1: The use of saliva for DNA testing

All body cells contain the same genetic information. The diagnosis of genetic diseases and the analysis of genetic fingerprints can therefore be done in any tissue: blood, skin, saliva, bones, etc.Unlike blood sampling, saliva sampling does not require the presence of qualified staff and eliminates any possibility of infection (HIV, HPV, HBV).

 

Advantage 2: The test is painless
Collecting salivary cells is completely painless and takes place by simply rubbing the inside of the cheek using the foamed tip applicator.. Then, we transfer as many cheek cells as possible to the indicative FTA card.
-Practical for sampling from children.

Advantage 3: Reliability
Thanks to integrated chemical ingredients, the blotting paper guarantees optimal preservation of DNA for over 20 years at room temperature (no refrigeration necessary).New diagnoses and family surveys may be carried out over time.

Advantage 4: Simple transfer
The FTA card contains the DNA sample to be analyzed. You can simply send the sample by mail, accompanied by the completed form necessary for the conduct /order of the test.

Advantage 5: Speed & Automation
The use of saliva sampling along with the advanced technology used in our laboratory allows for the automation of the analysis in a short time. Our method guarantees 100% traceability.