The standard method of sample collection for many of our DNA tests is through an oropharyngeal swab. This is the standard method of sample collection in the industry as collecting DNA is quick, painless and easy.
Here are 5 benefits to choose an oropharyngeal swab for DNA testing:
1. Convenient and simple
Using a swab is so easy that anybody can collect DNA.
2. Easy to transport
Swab samples are very easy to be locked in sealed pouches and transported. Swabs often come in dry transport systems.
3. Painless sample collection.
A buccal swab is painless. It just feels like a soft brush on the side of your cheek.
4. It is widely available
The newest technology is adept at detecting DNA using these swabs. There is hardly any work required and that makes the whole process extremely fast, even for the lab staff.
5. Swabs are as accurate as blood
Epithelial cells contain exactly the same DNA as blood cells.In other words, these swab tests are more than 99.9% accurate, which is the same in case of blood samples as well.