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How do I collect a buccal swab?

Label the outside tube with the first and last name of the person taking the test AND date of birth. Open the swab. Place the flocked tips on the inside of the cheek. Pressing firmly, swab the inside of EACH cheek for 60 seconds. Both sides should be swabbed in order to collect a sufficient sample. If you are unsure how firmly you are pressing the swab, place a hand on the outside of your cheek as you swab to feel how much pressure is being applied.  

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