DNA Swab Instructions

(Older Version)

Enclosed in your kit are two sterile swabs for obtaining DNA from saliva on the inside of your child’s cheek.

  • Remove the swabs from the paper sleeve.
  • Collect the saliva (DNA) by rubbing the swab on the inside of the cheek 5-10 times.
  • Let each swab air dry for approximately 2 hours.
  • The DNA swabs should be returned to the paper sleeve.
  • Keep the sleeve and kit together in a photo album for quick reference and easy access.

DO NOT touch the swab tip with your fingers during the process.

child id kit swab instructions