Swab kit instructions

  1. Register and watch

    Register your kit and watch the swabbing tutorial video.

  2. Swallow your saliva

    Swallow your saliva before you swab. Make sure to swab for cheek cells.

  3. Remove black cap

    Remove the black cap from the first swab. Use the blue tip to swab for cheek cells.

  4. Swab for cheek cells

    Press the blue tip against the inside of your cheek until it bulges. Maintain bulge pressure and swab up-and-down 4 times (8 total strokes).

  5. Put black cap back on

    Put the cap back over the blue tip.
    Follow steps 2–4 for all 3 swabs.

  6. Return within 24 hrs

    Seal the pouch with 3 swabs inside and place in the return envelope.
    Return within 24 hours of swabbing.