DNA Samples Without All the Spit

Last week at our DNA SIG, I was asked about how to get a DNA saliva sample from someone who cannot make that much saliva. If you are testing your elderly relatives, this can definitely be a problem.

I remembered a colleague discussing a process (thank you Randy Whited!) and so I went looking for the full instructions. I found an amateur-created YouTube video that gives good, quick instructions.

Check out this YouTube video describing the process.1

Good Luck!


1. Reviews @ Another Teen Mom, “Short & Sweet: AncestryDNA & 23andme WITHOUT Spit!” video, uploaded 1 January 2018; YouTube (https://youtu.be/3PBGxDjqUxU : viewed 30 October 2018).

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