Once your primary care provider has approved you for genetic testing, a five minute oral collection swab test will be provided by the physician or mailed to your home. If a phlebotomist is needed, your blood work can be completed either in a lab or at the convenience of your home. Upon completion of the oral collection samples or blood work, you will need to mail the samples to our Genetics lab for the screening to be completed. A pre-paid postage envelope will be provided for your convenience. 

Oral Swab Collection Instructions

Access step-by-step instructions to perform your DNA swab collection sample here. It is important to not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 30 minutes before collecting your DNA sample.

DNA Collection Kit

Easy, painless, proven collection of high quality DNA. Contents of kit will include one(1) collection saliva swab kit (Intended for the collection and stabilizing of human DNA).

Additional Oral Swab Kit Instructions
  • Do not let the sponge tip come in contact with any other surfaces before or after collection.
  • Follow the instructions on the single page instruction sheet included with your kit. This can also be found on the backside of the collection swab packet.
  • If the oral kit was mailed to you, you will need to check, sign, and date the Cancer Genetics Requisition Form included with your kit. We will have highlighted where to check, sign, and date for your convenience.
  • Once the oral sample is collected, place the sample collection tube inside the bio bag and insert the Cancer Genetic Requisition Form inside the clear pocket found on the backside of the bio bag.
  • Place the bio bag inside the blue Apollo Genetics box and use the Apollo Genetics sticker to seal the box.
  • Place the box into your mailbox or drop it off at any postal drop off location (Postage has already been prepaid).

If you have any additional questions about how to perform your oral swab test, please call 8am-5pm CST at (855) 553-9988.

“I was excited about [the test]! Some of my family members have passed away from cancer, so to have information from my genetics that I may be at risk for specific cancer types helps out in a big way to prevent cancer. You can have precautions if you do your homework but if you don’t do it, and don’t get tested, then before you know it, it will be too late. The best part is that it really isn’t even a real hassle at all, Apollo made this so easy to do. All of the representatives there are helpful, respectful, and very explanatory. I need instructions to even use my cellphone, so when Stockton called and actually took the time to walk me through the kit I was very pleased, he was an excellent gentleman I might add, and you can tell that all of their employees have excellent training.” -Victoria L.

Learn more about our genetic lab services. Call us today (855) 553-9988 or request a free brochure.

6400 Perkins Road, Suite C2038 Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Contact Our Lab: (225) 763-2881

Or Our Qualifying Team: (855) 553-9988