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Buccal brush kits?

Dean Flanders DGM dean at lenti.med.umn.edu
Thu May 12 08:53:38 EST 1994

I was wondering if anyone has come across any companies that sell kits 
that can be sent out to people with buccal brushes for sample 
collection, or perhaps a creative solution.  I tried Integrated Genetics, 
but they do not apparently sell kits.  We currently are dabbling with 
some cytology brushes that are typically used for pap smears.  The major 
downfall is the lack of a container to put the brush into and send back 
to us to extract the DNA, and the fact that the packages say pap smear 
on them, which may diminish some people's enthusiasm for sticking the 
brush into their mouth.

Thanks for the help!


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