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  • Swabbing for Y700

    Since there seems to be no place on the forums for rather general questions about swabbing I will ask this here (and no the learning center does not answer these types of questions). Since the suggestion for swabbing is not to eat or drink or brush teeth before swabbing is it okay to thoroughly rinse your mouth if you use dental cream. I know the suggestion is to swab right after getting up in the morning but some people wear their dentures all night so it's very possible there will be denture cream in their mouths. Also, what about smoking during the night (some people do....my father used to) . Does that cause a problem with the test? These areas are NOT addressed at all in the learning center or the FAQs . Also, if you write a y700 specialist all they do is send back a very general copy of what to do without addressing specific questions even if those questions were asked .. This is unacceptable considering the long waits for test results and then being told a sample doesn't pass quality control....not one time but three times. The lab should be able to tell you why the sample didn't pass quality control....contamination....not enough DNA present...etc. After failing QC a number of times the lab should send an EXACT list of what to do or not do to get a quality sample. This is entirely unacceptable considering how much the Y700 test costs .

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    See my reply in your "Rinsing mouth before Y700 test" topic.

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