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Sample Submission Kit

Liquid PCR Sample

1. Collect fresh liquid specimen (e.g., cerebrospinal fluid, joint fluid, milk, sputum, urine, EDTA-blood).

2. Immediately fill liquid specimen into the supplied sample submission vial, adding the sample to fill up to the orange line printed on the label.  The tube is designed to accept a maximum of 700 μl sample liquid, but less sample does not interfere with nucleic acid extraction.

3. Tightly close the screw cap making sure that the O-ring seals, and immediately mix thoroughly by vigorous shaking or inverting vial 10 times.

4. Record specimen on Submission Form and ship vials at room temperature using the enclosed shipping labels.

Swab PCR Sample

1. Collect fresh swab specimen (e.g., from mucosal surface) with enclosed sterile Histobrush.

2. Immerse the swab specimen into the supplied sample submission vial.

3. Clip the handle of the Histobrush with clean scissors close to the brush and leave the brush inside the tube.

4. Close the screw cap making sure that the O-ring seals and shake briefly.

5. Record specimen on Submission Form and ship vials at room temperature using the enclosed shipping labels.

Tissue PCR Sample

1. Collect fresh tissue specimen (e.g., biopsy, feces) of a size not larger than 5 mm in diameter.

2. Immerse the tissue specimen into the supplied sample submission vial.

3. Close the screw cap making sure that the O-ring seals, and shake briefly.

4. Record specimen on Submission Form and ship vials at room temperature using the enclosed shipping labels.

Material Safety Data Sheet

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