The topic is about spitting in a tube. You were told never to spit how disgusting it was. However, in order to get access to this wonderful DNA science, we definitely need to do it.
I have been asked a lot of questions about the spit process and what to do, and what not to do and so on. I need give you a couple of tips and tricks about how to get a good sample with minimum amount of fuss and the minimum amount of gross Ness as well.
It’s the best not to do the test if you’ve had medications within the last 30 minutes, so that we may get a good clean sample. If you’re going through chemo, it’s probably the best to wait till the treatment is out of the way to take the DNA test.
Alternatively, if you can’t wait for that, you could test perhaps a child or a sibling, if you want to rush those results through to give you some indication. Without doubt, it shall give you some connections. Besides, eating and drinking is another thing that comes up. You shouldn’t eat or drink about half an hour beforehand, in case we get a contaminated sample otherwise.
It means that ideally you shouldn’t take in any food for about a half an hour before you decide to take the test. Nor should you drink anything other than water for about half an hour before you take the test down them. As it’s about contamination, but you’ve got to be hydrated. In order to generate saliva, you need to have some fluid in you.
We don’t want you to dehydrate only for the DNA test. So you need make sure you drink plenty of fluids drink water and you can drink water long before you take the test. Considering or purpose of producing saliva, I’ve got several tricks I use. I found some people who generate saliva really easily while there are also other people who take a long time and particularly the older.
I don’t want to draw blood, but gently chew the inside of cheek. Not only does it help to generate the saliva, but it also breaks off of fused skin cells. It is great because it helps us extract the DNA.
Think about your favorite food. Imaging it, I feel like getting some saliva going. If you’re going to test someone else, particularly someone older, these things can really help you get that good solid sample.
It is the tube. There’s a little black line on it that you’ve got to fill it with and spit. Now it’s liquid and not bubbles. It’s about half a teaspoon, as I measured it out this morning. It’s about half a teaspoon of liquid, which is not much. But it takes some time for some people.
In the same settings, it took up to half an hour to generate that amount of liquid, together with some other people. But you have to fill it up to that little black wiggly line with solid liquid instead of bubbles. Then, you detach at the top it, unscrew and then put this cap on.
This is a little blue liquid in that cap. You screw it tightly on until you hear this tiny little crack, and the blue liquid will flow down in to your saliva to get the blueness in there. It does take some effort to break that seal and that liquid in, which will preserve the fluid in it, as it makes its way to the lab.
It aimed to give you some tips and tricks for getting the best possible result and making sure that your sample got to the lab in one piece, so that you’ve got your results as quickly as possible. Thanks for your time.