NOTE: It is IMPORTANT THAT FOOD PARTICLES ARE NOT INCLUDED with the cheek cells sampled from the mouth. Obtain samples from dogs at least 30 minutes after eating to avoid contamination with food particles.
Use the two brushes provided for each dog sampled. Label the paper backing of each brush package with the dog's name, and your first and last name (or name of the Veterinary Hospital), using a pen or permanent marker.
Repeat sampling on the other side of the mouth using the remaining brush. If multiple dogs are being sampled wash your hands between dog samplings.
Tip: A few swipes will not get enough cheek cells to run the test! Be sure to brush long enough.
* PCR for this service is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. US patents 6,790,621 and 7,393,643; Australian patent 2002249946; European patent pending.