Cancer Genomics (CGx) and Pharmacogenetics (PGx)
STEP 1: Do not eat, drink, chew gum or smoke 30 minutes before the collection.
STEP 2: Open the pouch and remove the kit without touching swab tip.
STEP 3: Using the same force as brushing your teeth, rub the swab tip against the sides of both cheeks in a back and forth and circular motion for 1 minute.
STEP 4: Remove the cap from the tube with the buffer. Insert the swab into the tube and seal the tube by twisting the cap that is connected to the swab.
STEP 5: Using a label, label the tube with the Name, Date of Birth and Collection Date. Place the tube inside the specimen bag and place the supporting documents in the pouch of the specimen bag.
Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)
STEP 1: Open the pouch and remove the kit without touching swab tip.
STEP 2: Insert the swab tip in the nose until it reaches the posterior nares. Gently rotate the swab back and forth 5 times.
STEP 3: Break the swab tip and place it inside the tube. Seal the tube by twisting on the cap on the tube.
STEP 4: Using a label, label the tube with the Name, Date of Birth and Collection Date. Place the tube inside the specimen bag and place the supporting paperwork in the pouch of the specimen bag.
STEP 1: Place the specimen bag and gel pack into the insulated mailer. Seal the insulated mailer.
STEP 2: Place the insulated mailer into the FedEx Clinical Pak. Seal the FedEx Clinical Pak.
STEP 3: Place the return shipping label on the FedEx Clinical Pak.
3a. Drop off the FedEx Clinical Pak at FedEx or
3b. Call FedEx (1.800.463.3339) to schedule a pickup.
Step-by-step instructions for patients and providers.