Instructions For Buccal Swab Collection

GetMyDNA provides actionable clinical results that should be reviewed with a healthcare provider to ensure the safest and most effective treatment based on your personalized test results. 

All the necessary required components are included in the GetMyDNA Test kit. 

Below are instructions for collection and mailing once you receive your kit. Please follow these instructions:


Have patient rinse mouth with water


Remove one sterile bristle brush from
tube (do not touch the bristles)


Scrape inside of one cheek 20 times in a twirling motion


Air dry brush for minimum of 15 minutes with bristle end up


Place brush inside tube, replace cap and
label with patient's name and D.O.B.


Repeat steps 2-5 for the patient's
other cheek


Once complete, place both tubes in sealed
compartment and follow mailing


Mail swabs using the prepaid United States Postal Service (USPS) blue bag provided to you in your kit. See the reverse side of your directions insert for complete mailing instructions.

Mailing Instructions:

• Confirm a legible label is affixed to both swabs with First and Last Name and DOB.

• Place both tubes into the sealed compartment of the specimen bag provided.

• Place specimen bag into the pre-paid United States Postal Service (USPS) blue bag within four days and mail.

• Avoid extreme cold or hot temperatures. Specimens incorrectly labeled or shipped will be rejected.

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