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Sample collection

Instructions for Hair, Nails, and Saliva sample collection are as follows:

Hair Collection

Preferable method: cut a small amount of hair close to the root from the neck area OR Alternative method: hair collected from fallout while washing or brushing is acceptable. Place the collected sample in a plastic bag labeled Hair Sample and record name, birth date, and collection date on the plastic bag.

Nail Collection

Clip and collect nails. Place the clippings in a plastic bag labeled Nail Samples and record name, birth date, and collection date on the plastic bag.

Saliva Collection

Collect saliva sample first thing in the morning, before eating, drinking, or brushing teeth. Swab the inside of the mouth with a Q-tip. Place the collected sample in the plastic bag labeled Saliva Sample and record name, birth date, and collection date on the plastic bag.

Place the 3 Sample Bags in an envelope.

Mail via USPS as soon as possible

Samples are good for testing up to 7 days after collection.

There will be a 7- day turnaround for results once the samples are received. You will be contacted once the evaluation has been completed to review the results and to schedule a follow-up consultation.

Mailing

1-3 business days.
USPS Flat Rate Envelope: $9.65

2-5 business days
USPS Ground Advantage: $4.75

It is not recommended to send using First-Class Mail (Forever Stamp), as samples have gone missing or took longer than 7 days.

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