ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

DNA STORAGE
Keep the sourche of life immortal
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.

DNA STORAGE

Save the Genetic Heritage of your beloved ones. Keep a piece of Immortality, what makes them unique, Quickly and easily thanks to the saliva sampling DNAlogy Storage Kit®

Information in each person’s DNA is the program followed by the human organism from the time of conception and throughout life in order to exist. How tall we are going to be, what color is our hair or eyes, from which genetic disease we are going to be sick of and other valuable information are written inside our Genetic Code. Our DNA stays intact throughout life and can be preserved even after death.

Why should I store my DNA?

Each person’s DNA carries stored information which can be very valuable in many cases:

1) Preventive medicine: DNA analysis allows the examination of existing  predisposition  to genetic diseases.
2)
Genealogy: DNA analysis is the best way to draw a genealogical tree and extract  important information of our origin.
3)
Biological relationship testing: DNA storage offers the possibility of biological  relationship testing even after someone’s death.
4)
Missing Persons/Kidnap: Findings from investigation for missing persons can be  compared with the stored DNA in order to determine their ID.

DNA Storage 

Saliva sampling on FTA card.

DNA preservation

FTA cards ensure DNA preservation for more than 25 years at room temperature thanks to embedded chemical compounds.

 Each analysis at DNAlogy Laboratories is accompanied  by:

 1) Genetic Identity (credit card -like), the identity  card has a person’s genetic profile, name, date of  birth and a photograph.
 2) Certificate of  Genetic Identity , the certificate has a person’s genetic profile, name  date of birth and DNAlogy’s stamp.
 3) DNA Storage Card, DNA is safely stored on the card for more than 25 years