Lavender (EDTA), Bone Marrow (1ml), or 4 buccal brushes
Buccal Brush Collection Instructions: Collect tissue by rolling the Buccal Brush firmly on the inside of the cheek, approximately 20 times on each side, making certain to move the brush over the entire cheek. 4 brushes should be collected per individual. Allow brushes to air dry for 10-15 minutes at room temperature. Return the dry brushes to their plastic sleeves and send to the laboratory.
PCR of microsatellite markers/short tandem repeats (STRs)
This test is for comparative analysis of recipient (pre-transplant or buccal specimens) and donor specimens after hematopoietic stem cell transplant.