Cell Science Systems Genetic Markers

Test Details

Lab Company: Cell Science Systems
Sample Type: Buccal Swab
Collection Location:  At Home

The Cell Science Systems MethylDetox Profile, as well as the individual genetic markers, analyze genetic mutations in several genes critical to the methylation pathway. These genetic mutations can lead to a variety of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and metabolic conditions.     

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Do not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes prior to sample collection.
  • Ship your samples back to the lab as soon as possible. 
  • Do NOT place your samples in a FedEx drop box.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Do not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes prior to sample collection.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Wash your hands with warm water. 
  2. Dry your hands with a clean towel. 
  3. Remove one swab from the packaging. 
    1. Do NOT touch the cotton tip of the swab with your fingers. 
  4. Open the plastic cap and slide the tip protector down the swab stick. 
  5. Rotate the swab firmly inside the cheek about 6 times. 
    1. Use a downward motion while rotating. 
    2. Focus on collecting cheek cells, not saliva. 
  6. Slide the tip protector back up the swab stick. 
  7. Close the swab cap firmly. 
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 for the second swab. 
  9. Write the patient's name, the date of collection, and the time of collection on the swab return envelope.
  10. Place both swabs in the swab return envelope. 
  11. Seal the envelope.
  12. Place the swab return envelope and the completed test requisition form in the padded envelope. 

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Ship your samples back to the lab as soon as possible. 
  • To prepare your samples for shipping, 
    • Place both swabs in the labeled swab return envelope. 
    • Seal the swab return envelope.
    • Place the swab return envelope in the padded envelope. 
    • Place the completed test requisition form in the padded envelope. 
    • Place the padded envelope in the shipping mailer. 
  • Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your samples back to the lab. 
  • Take your samples to the nearest FedEx location. 
    • Do NOT place your samples in a FedEx drop box. 

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-10 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Cell Science Systems by calling 800-872-5228 ext. 808.