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How is the DNA sample collected?

You, or your funeral home will receive a Genetic Health, Inc. DNA Memorial sampling kit in the mail. The sample is collected by completely non-invasive methods. A sterile cotton swab is rubbed on the inner cheek several times and then allowed to air dry. This step is very important and it is time-sensitive. If you are interested in this service Contact Us immediately.

This swab is then sealed and mailed to Genetic Health where technicians will extract the DNA (separate it from rest of the cell components), purify it (remove any enzymes or chemicals that may damage it), stabilize it and preserve it to halt the DNA's natural degradation process. Using Genetic Health's proprietary method the DNA is bound very tightly to a substrate reinforcing its structure. The end product resembles a fine, white, dry powder, suitable for long-term storage and spaceflight.

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