ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS
DNAlogy-kit®
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.

SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUCCAL CELL COLLECTION: DNALOGY-KIT
39352129

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.

Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUCCAL CELL COLLECTION: DNALOGY-KIT
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In the course of sampling, DNAlogy-kit® including the indicative FTA card, the foamed tip applicator, 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 indicative FTA card, which is going to protect DNA until its transfer to our laboratory.

 

 

Step 1
Open the DNALOGY-KIT and place the FTA card to a clean, dry and flat surface.. Write down your name and date.  

Step 2
Remove the foamed tipped applicator from the protective packing

Step 3
Sampling: Holding the plastic handle of the applicator, place the foam tip in the mouth, rub one side of the foam tip along the gum line and on the inside of the cheek for 30 seconds. Repeat using the opposite side of the foam tip for the other cheek. Run the foam tip along the gum-line and under the tongue soaking up as much saliva as possible. Remove the applicator for the mouth.

Step 4
Carefully lift the cover paper of the indicating FTA card to expose the pink sample area. Place and press the flat, circular foam applicator tip within the circle pink area until is completely wet.Then, without lifting the foam tip from the FTA card, squeeze the tip using a side-to-side motion (90° in each direction) 3 times until the pink sample area is completely saturated. 
When the pink sample area of the card turns from pink to white, the sampling process is completed. Place the FTA card in drying position for at least 15 minutes at room temperature.

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Step 5
When the card is completed dry, close the card and place it back in the small plastic bag with the Dessicant packet.

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Step 6
Please send the FTA card back to DNAlogy along with the completed questionnaire (consent form and order form) using the reply envelope.

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All human cells share the same DNA. DNA analysis of blood, saliva, hair-roots or nails can be done as successfully and accurately as with any other biological material.

DNAlogy laboratories have the highest technological tools for solving even the most demanding cases that require DNA analysis. Small quantities of genetic material are enough for a quick, trustworthy and scientifically documented answer. In the table below you can see the general categories of samples that can be used in genetic identification of biological material.

SAMPLE CATEGORIES

TYPE OF SAMPLE 

 

Clothing

clothes, underwear, socks, stockings, sheets

Kitchen utensils

glasses, forks, knives, bottles, drinking straws

Food

chewing gums, candies, sandwiches, fruits, biscuits

Bath utensils

razors, toothbrushes, dental floss, towels, combs, ear sticks

Body fluids / Tissues

blood, saliva, vaginal secretions, nasal secretions, hair-roots, dandruff, nails, abortion products, biopsies/tissues in paraffin, teeth, bones

 

Criminal assault tools

 

knives, guns, hoods, gloves, bottles, tools

Other Samples

cigarette butts, condoms, watches, wallets, paper notes, ropes, envelopes, stamps, pacifiers, bibs, baby bottles, paper tissues, hansaplasts, e.t.c.

 

 From the above samples, very rich in biological material are: toothbrush, cigarette  butts, nails,  ear sticks, pacifiers, chewing gums, condoms, underwear and razors.  Before choosing a sample  for analysis, contact our DNA experts for the best solution  in your case.

                                

 

 

                          

                                           General guidelines for biological material sample collection

1. Avoid any contact with bare hands, with the samples to be analyzed or with the region that is suspected to have the biological material. Collect samples wearing gloves, with tissues or forceps.

2. Place the samples in clean bags or contact us to supply you with the special packaging.

3. Keep samples in normal conditions of light, air and temperature. Avoid the sun, humidity and high temperatures.

4. If the samples are wet, dry them if possible or keep the refrigerated.

For more details regarding sample collection and preservation contact us to discuss with our DNA experts.