The two kits are both used to collect saliva specimens. The saliva collection kit requires active spitting into a tube and is therefore appropriate for most adults and children age five or older. The assisted saliva collection kit involves the use of a sponge attached to a short stick (like a small mop) to collect saliva and is more appropriate for young children or patients who have difficulty donating active saliva samples.
Articles in this section
- What are the specimen requirements?
- Does Invitae provide specimen collection kits?
- What paperwork is required with each specimen?
- Does Invitae accept DNA extracted in other laboratories?
- Can you arrange a blood draw for my patient?
- Do you accept post-mortem specimens?
- Do you accept fetal specimens?
- What is the difference between saliva and assisted saliva?
- Are there any special instructions for saliva specimens?
- Are there any special instructions for assisted saliva specimens?