HOW TO TAKE THE TEST

  • Remove the vial from the package. You will a find pre-printed label on the vial with your name, date of birth, and a barcode. Please enter the date and time of collected sample after you complete the test. This step is mandatory.
  • Take the saliva kit out of its individual packaging.
  • Rinse your mouth with water.
  • Fill the tube with your saliva to the black wavy line. The tube must be filled with pure saliva and contain no bubbles. 
  • Remove the funnel from the tube. Screw on the enclosed cap TIGHTLY to release the solution that will stabilize the DNA from your saliva.
  • You will know it works when the blue solution from the cap is released into the tube. Firmly tighten the cap to ensure the tube is completely sealed.
  • Shake the tube for at least five seconds. This will ensure your sample mixes thoroughly with the stabilizing solution.
  • Place the sealed tube with your collected sample into the biohazard bag that’s included in your test kit. 
  • Place into the original shipping box to be returned to the lab.
  • *If there is more than 1 person per household taking The Answer test, you will collectively place all your test tubes in one box for shipment back to the lab.
  • Remove the seal that’s included and stick it onto the front edge of the box so it is sealed shut.
  • Place the box into the UN3373 FedEx bag.