How do I use the swabs?

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Here are directions for using a cheek scraper:

Wait at least one hour after eating [...]

I’ve had a blood transfusion, radiation therapy, or surgery recently. Will this affect the sample?

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We recommend waiting one week after having serious surgery or radiation therapy before taking [...]

I forgot to wait 4 hours between swabs. Do I need a new test?

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If this happened, please go ahead and send us the samples! Generally we ask [...]

My cheek bled when I did the scraping. Will this affect the sample?

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While we appreciate your enthusiasm it is not necessary to scrape so hard. We [...]

My kit was missing a swab or a vial when I received it. How do I get a replacement?

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If you are missing a scraper or vial when you receive your kit, please [...]

What is the Family Tree DNA test kit?

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(+) EnlargeThe Family Tree DNA test kit is the collection kit used for our [...]