ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

OUR TEAM
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC TEAM
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 collection tube of swab with the code "Sample 1" and the sampling date.

Step 2
Carefully open the first collection tube by holding the red plastic handle end and carefully remove the sterile swab for buccal cell collection.

Step 3
Sampling: Holding the red plastic handle end of swab, place the cotton tip of the swab inside the cheek and rub it firmly in every direction several times (20 seconds in each cheek). Repeat steps 1-3 with the second collection tube with the code "Sample 1".

Step 4
Air dry the swabs for at least 3 hours (no less) at room temperature while keeping them protected from any source of contamination. When dry, place the swabs back in the collection tubes.

Step 5
Place the two collection tubes containing the biological material to be analyzed in the reply envelope and send it back to DNAlogy along with the completed Consent Form.

OUR TEAM
Dr. Fitsialos Giorgos

Founder and CEO of DNAlogy
PhD Molecular Biology and Genetics
Expert Witness for the Greek Justice Department on
issues of identification of biological material and DNA analysis

Efi Karantzali

Lab Director
PhD in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
Expert Witness for the Greek Justice Department on
issues of identification of biological material and DNA analysis


Dimitra Kogia

Head of Development & Communication
Master in Public Relations and Administration, National University of Athens
Graduate School of Economics & Management section Healthcare Management & Welfare Institute Athens

 

Christos K. Manolis

Pharmacy Partner Program Development
MSc in Marketing 
BSc in Economics

Ioannis Karavias

Economist, Business Consultant, Accountant
Tax Consultant

 

Faidra Rosmaraki

Laboratory Analyst
MSc in Applications of Biology in Medicine
BSc in Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology
 

Anastasia Pateraki

Marketing and Operations Management
BSc in Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences