Saliva Collection Method

How To Collect Your Saliva for Your Test

Please follow the instructions.  Make sure you collect enough of your sample to ensure accurate results.

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STEP ONE

GOOD PRACTICE

  1. Begin collecting your first saliva sample into the large tube within 30 minutes of waking for the day.
  2. Wash hands with soap and water
  3. Rinse your mouth with water
  4. Wait 5 minutes before beginning collection

STEP TWO

FILL COLLECTION DEVICE

  1. Allow saliva to pool in mouth, then transfer to tube
  2. Fill tube at least half full, not including bubbles
  3. Collection usually takes 15-30 minutes depending on saliva flow
  4. When done, cap the tube

STEP THREE

COMPLETE

  1. Write your name, the date and time of collection on the tube
  2. Place the tube back into the bag

STEP FOUR

REPEAT THE PROCESS

  1. Repeat this process for any other collection times using the smaller tubes provided
  2. Do not eat, drink (except water) or brush teeth at least 2 hours prior to collections

STEP SIX

FINISHING UP

  1. Complete all paperwork. Make sure all sections are filled in and your form is signed
  2. Place the sample(s), the Test Requisition form and any additional paperwork back into the plastic test kit box
  3. Make sure to include payment (if applicable)
  4. Snap test kit lid shut
  5. Place the entire test kit box inside the return packaging
  6. Affix the prepaid label or postage if applicable
  7. Return using the appropriate carrier
  8. Samples will remain stable under average shipping conditions, including over weekends and holidays

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