Letters in Health & Biological Sciences
DNA by Mail: Ensure DNA Integrity by use of Self-Drying Buccal Swabs
- 1Amway GmbH, Benzstr. 11 b-c, D-82178 Puchheim, Germany
- 2Novogenia GmbH, Saalachstr. 92, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
- 3Access Business Group, Buena Park, CA 90621, United States
Nicole Bauer, Amway GmbH, Benzstr. 11 b-c, D-82178 Puchheim, Germany E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bauer, N., et al. DNA by Mail: Ensure DNA Integrity by use of Self-Drying Buccal Swabs. (2017) Lett Health Biol Sci 2(2): 71- 77.
© 2017 Bauer, N. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The goal of this research was to evaluate the quantity and quality of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) material collected by at-home-sampling using self-drying buccal swabs in a sterile, laboratory setting compared against a 10,000 subject sample of real-world swabs processed by consumers and analyzed by a hub-lab of the Sponsor using the same extraction and analysis methodology. Buccal swab DNA concentration was observedon two variables: DNA concentration over time, and DNA sample response to environmental conditions.