DNA Sample Collection Guide Using the DNA Home Test Kit
Once you confirm your order, a DNA test kit will be immediately sent to you and should be received within 2 to 3 business days. As you will see below, the sample collection kit contains everything you require to perform your DNA sample collection including a comprehensive set of instructions.
To see just how simple the process is using our kit, we recommend that you review the visual instructions below. The whole process is to be repeated for every person to be tested.
Step one: (view image)
Our kits are normally pre-packed and Inside the kit you will find a number of coloured envelopes. The kit normally contains enough material for testing up to 3 individuals. Therefore if you ordered a two person test one of the envelopes is extra.
Step two: (view image)
Inside each envelope is a set of colour coded swabs. These swabs are the same colour as the envelope they come in. It is recommended not to eat or drink at least half an hour before an oral sample is taken
Step three: (view image)
In clear writing and in BLOCK LETTERS fill the submission forms provided in the kit including the details on the outside of the envelope. Make sure all the details are correct.
Step four: (view image)
When you remove the swabs from their paper packaging, you need to be careful that the cotton end of the swab is not touched by anything - this will ensure it remains sterile. There are two swabs provided per each person to be tested.
Step five: (view image)
Rub the cotton end of the swab along the inside of your cheek, under your tongue and behind your lips as well. Do this for 10 seconds per person. Remember you are collecting cheek cells and not just saliva, so rub right against the inside of the cheek. Do this with both of the colour coded swabs per person.
Step six: (view image)
Before placing the swab back in the colour coded envelope allow the swab a MINIMUM of 1 hour to dry. Place the swab somewhere that the end of the swab is not touching anything else. When dry place the swabs back in the colour coded envelope. Do NOT touch the end of the swab at anytime, even to check if it is dry.
Step seven: (view image)
Place the colour coded envelopes into the easyDNA self addressed envelope with your submission form and send back to easyDNA for processing. Please remember to affix a postage stamp.
- To allow your swabs to dry place them cotton-end up in a clean empty glass. Put the glass in a safe, clean area, allowing the swabs time to dry. Always ensure that you do not mix up or contaminate the swabs, keep swabs from different participants in a separate glass.
- Sample collection can be performed at any age including newborn babies.
We suggest that you visit our our frequently asked questions page for more information about our DNA testing process and DNA paternity testing.
If you are ready to order your DNA test then proceed to >>> Order Here
If you have any further questions about using our DNA test kit then you can >>> contact us
Should you want to be tested at our collection centers, you will be referred at these centers at no additional charge. Please call us for an appointment at 045-436-7090, 0949-724-9940 or 0917-982-3932.