You do this with your own cotton swab. The saliva sample can be taken by passing a cotton swab thoroughly along the inside of both sides of your cheeks, including both ends of the swab. Left with one side and right with the other side. Deliver the cotton swab with the oral mucosa separately packed in a closed sandwich bag, a ziplock bag or something else that can be closed.
Do this for each sample. This way, you guarantee that every sample stays with the right person. So 2 ziplock bags for a duo test and 3 or 4 for a family test.
Clearly write your name, order number and email on the samples to identify which sample belongs to whom.
Each sample should be identified as follows:
(IN CLEAR, READABLE CAPITAL LETTERS)
- FULL NAME
- ORDER NUMBER
Your order number has a prefix of MGH- followed by a number of digits. For example MGH-00123. You can find this correct number in your email or in your account.
This way, samples are correctly labeling and prevents mix-ups in the laboratory. 99% of sample mix-ups are due to wrong or incorrect labeling. Be a good customer. Thank you.