Materials for a Home Kit 

Making your own kit is very simple and you can find everything you need at home. You need :

- A box of new cotton swabs

- A pair of gloves

- A pair of scissors

- Two table glasses - one per participant -

- A large envelope

- Two small envelopes - one per participant -

- A printer for your documents 

The use of mouth swab is not mandatory, but strongly recommended if possible. 

You can also send non-standard samples such as hair, nails, a handkerchief, toothbrush...

 

Non-standard sample is an option to your test, this alternative will be an additional cost. 

Sampling Instructions

Precautions: 

 

All   participants must have a clean mouth for mouth swabs.

You must not have eaten an hour before and you must rinse your mouth with lukewarm water before starting the samples. Do not use mouthwash or toothpaste. Do not smoke before.

Step 1 :

 

Write on the small envelopes the information of the participants - 1 envelope per participant -

- Full name

- Date of Birth

- Gender

- Relationship (Father, Mother, Child, Sister, Brother, Uncle, Aunt...)

- Type of sample (Oral samples or Non-standard sample: Hair, Nail, etc.)

Step 2 :

 

Put on a pair of gloves and get a pair of scissors and a table glass.

- Open the box of clean swabs

- Remove a cotton swab

- Cut one of the  ends with the scissors

- With the remaining part, rub the cotton against the inside of your cheek, tongue, gums

- Rub for 1 minute

- Place the cotton swab in the glass - cotton side up -

- Let the Cotton Swab dry for at least 1 hour - more if necessary -  

Follow the procedure 4x for each participant and do not mix samples between participants

Step 3:

During this time, you can order your DNA test on the laboratory website. 

- When ordering on the internet, please specify that you want to make your own DNA kit at home.

- Open a file with the laboratory to obtain a customer number

- Ask for the consent form be sent to you by e-mail

- As well as the postal address to send your samples

- You have the possibility to pay when ordering, or when your samples arrive at the laboratory 

Step 4:

 

Now that your samples are dry.

- Keep your samples in the small envelope of the corresponding participant

(you can keep them for several weeks before  analysis)

- Print your consent form, fill it out and don't forget to sign

- Please write your customer number on all media   : envelopes and forms

- Put your small envelopes in the bigger one with the consent form

- Send the large envelope  by registered mail to the address indicated 

All that remains is to wait for confirmation of receipt by email.

Are the participants far away?

Are the participants of the DNA test geographically distant? It is entirely possible to take samples remotely and send them each to your side. The laboratory can then do the DNA test once all the samples have arrived at the laboratory. 

Non-Standard Samples

During a DNA test, you have the possibility of using several types of samples.   Choosing the sample is an important step in doing a DNA test . In general, laboratories recommend the use of buccal swabs. But depending on the situation, the choice of another type of sample must then be considered. Please respect the conditions so that the sample provides enough genetic information for your DNA test .  

DNA Test Kit

Why not try making your own DNA kit at home?

 

This is a relatively simple process, which involves collecting some saliva from inside your cheek to extract the DNA. Everything must be sent to the laboratory for analysis in just a few days.

 

You will receive your results in the form of a clear and easy to understand report that will help you determine biological parentage.

Why create your DNA kit?

You have an emergency!

You do not have time to wait for the receipt of a kit to take the sample. One of the participants is only available for a certain time, take  the fronts and follow the instructions to create your own DNA kit at home.

Participants are away!

If a person is in a remote country where it is difficult or even too expensive to receive the DNA kit from the laboratory.

Making your home kit brings a lot advantages to the smooth running of your online test.It allows you to organizewithout having to wait for a kit to be sentwhich may never happen. Faced with last-minute unforeseen events, you you have the opportunity to make every effort to take samples that comply with the analyses.For more security, you will make the payment once the laboratory will have  received your samples.

To take a test from Europe

 

IIt is considered illegal to carry out a DNA test in Europe outside of a legal context. Thus, you will not be able to do a recreational test on some territories, you will have to, in this case, go through the internet and a foreign laboratory. If you are in France for exemple, we recommend making your own sampling kit to add additional security to your process, since you will not receive the laboratory mail at home, which can be compromising.

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