ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

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.

Dimitra Kogia
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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

 

Dimitra Kogia is a graduate of School of Finance & Management in the department of Healthcare Management & Welfare in TEI of Athens (2004). Meanwhile she participated in conferences such as ¨ Youth & Women's Entrepreneurship¨ and the 1st International Conference on ¨Economics & Management of Health Services ¨. She completed her studies with a Master’ s in ¨ Public Relations and Administration ¨at the National University of Athens, with a specialization in Communication, Human Behavior, Marketing Research and Public Relations Management. She worked (2004-2007) in a private hospital in Thessaloniki as a responsible in the Department of Administrative and Financial Accounts of the clinic, and then (2008-2011) collaborated with a Greek Company of Biotechnology and Molecular Analysis (stem cell bank storage) as a scientific collaborator and responsible in the sales department.