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How fast must I return my DNA sample after collecting?Updated a year ago

For the best results, we recommend returning your sample on the same day you took the sample. Make sure the collected sample is stored at room temperature and kept away from direct sunlight until you send it back to us.

We understand that returning the sample on the same day may not always be feasible. In such cases, rest assured that your DNA sample will remain well preserved as long as it is submerged in the stabiliser within the sealed test tube. Samples mixed with stabilisers can be stored for up to 3 months within a wide temperature range (-4ºF to 122ºF or -20ºC to 50ºC).

However, we still encourage you to return your sample at your earliest convenience so you can discover your DNA results as soon as possible.

For details return instructions you can follow the see this article: How do I return my DNA sample to your lab?

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