Information on collection, storage, and volume
Whole blood or saliva collected in an Oragene Dx collection kit
10 mL whole blood, 2.0 mL saliva
7 mL whole blood, 0.5 mL saliva
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD) tube or Oragene Dx 500 saliva collection kit
Room temperature or refrigerated
Frozen specimen; leaking tube; clotted specimen; grossly or hemolyzed specimen; quantity not sufficient for analysis; incorrect anticoagulant; saliva collection in an incorrect container. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to saliva sample collection. See Oragene Dx 500 saliva kit for detailed instructions.
Blood is collected by routine phlebotomy. Saliva is collected by spitting into the provided container until it reaches the fill line.