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Paul_Sheats
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« on: April 13, 2006, 10:19:59 PM »

I was thinking of submitting one cheek swab sample and one blood sample to FTDNA, because I think a blood sample would be a better (more reliable?) sample.  Do they allow that?  Can I mix the blood in with the solution they provide in that little tube thing?

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 05:46:49 PM »

I was thinking of submitting one cheek swab sample and one blood sample to FTDNA, because I think a blood sample would be a better (more reliable?) sample.? Do they allow that?? Can I mix the blood in with the solution they provide in that little tube thing?



Did you ever get an answer to that question, Paul?

I can see where blood samples might prove problematic for FTDNA, but it seems that they would insure a good amount of DNA for testing.
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Pau Sheats
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 01:16:20 AM »

Nope, it was just a thought. ?I ended up doing both cheek samples.
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Terry Barton
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2006, 06:15:34 PM »

Sorry, I didn't spot this query. 

I don't believe that FTDNA is setup to handle blood samples. 

Ironically, my very first dna sample was a blood sample, drawn by a nurse we hired at a family reunion.  This was for testing being done by Brigham Young University's research lab - using sample collection materials they sent us.    I and another half dozen of the men didn't have successful samples.  The resample was taken with a cheek swab.

Blood samples are a huge nuisance.  I don't know how often they were failing, but I didn't appreciate getting stuck and then not even having a successful sample. 

Give me a cheek swab any time.

Terry
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 08:07:46 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 12:35:19 PM »

would i have to insurance the blood sample while traniting to the final destination of testing then assessment
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