Buccal Swabs

Buccal Swab Collection and Shipping Instructions

Instructions: Please click here to view the instructions for sample collection.
Buccal Swabs Collection Instructions – English
Buccal Swabs Collection Instructions – Spanish
Buccal Swabs Collection Instructions – French
Exceptions: Please refer to the specific test page or the Alternative Specimens List to determine if buccal swabs can be submitted for the desired test. Tests for which buccal swabs are not accepted include GenomeSeqDx, XomeDxInsights, XomeDxXpress, and Congenital Sideroblastic Anemia. Multiple permitted tests can be ordered on one swab but the DNA yield is limited and additional specimens may be needed to complete testing.
 Kits: Complimentary buccal swab kits are available for US and Canadian clients. To order kits, please visit www.genedx.com/supplies or email zebras@genedx.com. Contents include sponge swab, transport tube with tinted stabilizer solution, label for tube, and shipping box.
Volume: Follow enclosed directions.
Labeling: Use the labels provided to place the patient name and date of birth on the transport tube.
Stability: Specimens may be held at room temperature before overnight shipping for up to 1 week (preferred) or up to 60 days (manufacturer’s limit).
Rejection: Samples will be rejected if the tinted stabilizing solution leaks out or if the transport tube is not labeled with patient name and additional ID.
Shipping: Use the FedEx Clinical Pak provided. Ship overnight for arrival Monday-Saturday.

Ship to:
GeneDx
207 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg MD 20877
Phone: 1-301-519-2100

2018 GeneDx Buccal Collection Instructions