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3 things to consider for Saliva DNA sampling

Using Saliva for DNA sampling is a reliable, effective, and easy to perform the method. There are many ways in which saliva sampling is beneficial to us in DNA testing. For example:

  • It is noninvasive testing
  • The collection is both cost and time effective
  • The collection kits provide good stability to DNA without the need for cold chain transport, etc.

So what are the points you need to consider while choosing a saliva-based collection method?

DNA sampling

Can the kit deliver sufficient DNA for analysis?

This is an important factor to consider while looking for a kit. Because insufficient DNA samples can hinder the process of DNA testing. You must look at the kit description to ensure the product can perform on the analysis platform. Also check if it meets the collection, transport, and storage requirements.

Step needed to collect the Saliva DNA  sample

Since you’ll be collecting the sample on your check for the steps involved in it. And if the kit can make up for the possibilities of human error that can result in the unsuccessful collection and failed DNA test.

Who will handle your Saliva DNA sample?

You must choose an Experienced laboratory that knows how to handle the data and optimize the sample to ensure accurate results. If the lab is not experienced in handling the kit you chose then that might pose the possibility of inaccurate results.