1. Please fill out all sections of the requisition form provided in your kit.
  2. Rinse your mouth with cold water before you begin collecting your sample and then swallow to remove excess saliva.
  3. Open one swab at a time and collect the sample by rubbing the swab on the inside of your cheek about 20 times or for 15-20 seconds in a circular motion. Swab firmly so that the cheek is pushed outward.
  4. Dry the swab by shaking it in the air for 10-20 seconds.
  5. Place the dried swab back in its original sleeve.
  6. Use the other cheek for the next swabs. Repeat the same process for the rest of the swabs.  Collect sample on all 3 swabs.
  7. Place the swab sleeves containing the dry swabs and Requisition Form in the Kashi paper envelope included in the kit.
  8. Label the envelope with your name and date of sample collection.
  9. Ship the test kit back to the laboratory using the shipping mailer provided.