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The DNA Banking Process

The DNA Banking Process

Important Definitions

A Simple Process to Bank DNA


Follow these simple steps in order to bank DNA for yourself or a family member.

  1. Determine what is the best specimen to bank
    • Our preferred specimen type is blood, but we are able to accept other specimen types. Learn more on our sample type page.
  2. Order a free DNA Banking Kit
    • Use our online ordering system to order your preferred DNA Banking kit. We can send the kit to your private address or to the facility where your family member is currently being cared for. Please also review the DNA Banking Agreement.
  3. Arrange for sample collection.
    • For blood draws, contact your health care provider to schedule the phlebotomy work and then take our kit with you. They will collect 10 mL of blood which is approximately 2 teaspoons.
    • Contact us if you are having difficulty arranging for a blood draw. We may be able to help you find a phlebotomy service in your area. We also have an optional saliva kit which we can send out if you are unable to arrange for phlebotomy services.
  4. Return the completed DNA Banking Kit.
    • Make sure to include the sample and, preferably, a copy of your online order confirmation in our prepaid return mailer.

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