How to Complete and Return the Saliva Collection Kits

Saliva Collection Kits

OG-500 Tube Kits For Biological Mothers and Fathers

OG-250 Disc Kits For Participating Children


OG-500 Tube Kits For Biological Mothers and Fathers

Your saliva collection materials include the following items:

  • One large plastic zip-lock bag labeled “Mother’s Kit” or “Father’s Kit” containing:
    • one ORAgene-500 spit tube collection kit
    • one sheet of bubble wrap
    • one small absorbent plastic bag
  1. Before you start, please make sure that the ID number on your large plastic zip-lock bag matches the ID number at the top of your “ORAgene-500 Adult Tube Collection Kit Instructions” located in the “Keep For Your Records” side of the folder.
  2. Refer to the ORAgene-500 Adult Tube Collection Kit Instructions and FAQs to properly complete your saliva collection.
  3. When you have finished your saliva collection and correctly sealed the tube, please write the date in the space provided on the small absorbent plastic bag.
  4. Secure bubble wrap around the ORAgene tube and place into the absorbent bag.
  5. If you live in the United States or Puerto Rico, insert this bag into the SMALL WHITE envelope addressed to Patricia Basta, seal, and place in the mail for pickup. This white envelope should contain only one ORAgene tube.

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OG-250 Disc Kits For Participating Children

Your child’s saliva collection materials include the following items:

  • One large plastic zip-lock bag labeled “Child’s Kit” containing:
    • one ORAgene-250 disc collection kit
    • one packet of five collection sponges and a pair of scissors
    • one sheet of bubble wrap
    • one small absorbent plastic bag
  1. Before you start, please make sure that the ID number on your child’s large plastic zip-lock bag matches the ID number at the top of the “ORAgene-250 Child Collection Kit Instructions” located in the “Keep For Your Records” side of the folder.
  2. Refer to the ORAgene-250 Child Collection Kit Instructions and FAQs which provides directions on how to properly complete your child’s saliva collection as well as helpful tips for timing the collection process with your child.
  3. When you have finished your child’s saliva collection and correctly closed the container, please write the date in the space provided on the small absorbent plastic bag.
  4. Secure bubble wrap around the ORAgene disc and place into the absorbent bag.
  5. If you live in the United States or Puerto Rico, insert this bag into the SMALL WHITE envelope addressed to Patricia Basta, seal, and place in the mail for pickup. This white envelope should contain only one ORAgene disc.

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