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Taking Blood and TSU Samples

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Sample failure can often be prevented by ensuring the sample collection process is correct.

With mail time, DNA testing can take around 2 months. FedEx’ing kits from ASA to members, and from members to the lab, can cut down this time. However, if a sample fails this time is doubled.

Below are tips for taking blood and TSU samples.

For more information please read Common Reasons for Delays in DNA Testing.

DNA How to Take Blood Samples

 

 

Demonstration: How to Collect Tissue Samples using the AllFlex Punches and Applicator

 

 

 

 

 
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