Once upon a time, DNA was traditionally extracted from white blood cells provided by a blood sample. However, studies have shown that the DNA present in the saliva is a suitable substitute, and given that saliva is so much easier to collect, it is now the preferred method of collection.
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- Have you received my sample?
- Do my results come with an explanation and recommendations?
- What happens if my sample fails to yield sufficient DNA?
- I’m having trouble collecting my sample
- When should I take the test?
- How do I provide a saliva sample?
- How do I return my saliva sample?
- Does the kit expire?
- Why haven’t I received my results yet?
- What DNA testing techniques do you use?