Join the waitlist for a biobank saliva collection kit.

Thank you for your participation in the biobank and for helping us understand how each patient's health is impacted by their genetic makeup. Please fill out this form to have a saliva collection kit sent to you.

We have a high demand for saliva collection kits, so don’t worry if you miss out this time around. We will have more kits to offer in the future.

Tips for saliva collection.

  • For 30 minutes prior to collection, do not wear lipstick or lip balm, eat or drink, smoke, chew tobacco or gum, brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
  • Do not remove the plastic film from the funnel lid.
  • Spit into the funnel until the amount of liquid saliva (not bubbles) reaches the fill line.
  • It takes most people between 2–5 minutes to complete a saliva sample.
  • If your mouth is dry, rub the outside of your cheek softly using your finger, make chewing motions, imagine or smell sour foods, such as lemon, or think about your favorite food.

Saliva sample collection instructions.

When you're ready to mail your sample back.

  • Place the capped sample in the specimen bag provided and seal it firmly; do not remove the absorbent pad.
  • Place the bagged sample back into the clear plastic carton. The funnel and instruction sheet can be discarded.
  • With the clear plastic carton sealed, place in the box and stick the pre-paid return-postage label to the exterior of the box. Completely cover, remove or cross out the original postage label.
  • Ensure the sample is inside the box and the postage is on the exterior of the box, then expose the adhesive strip on the inside of the box by removing the "PEEL HERE" backer. Close the box and press to seal.
  • Drop the box in a mailbox or bring it to the nearest postal location.


If you have questions, please contact [email protected]. If you decide you no longer want to participate in the biobank, fill out this form.

COMIRB Protocol #15-0461
Casey Greene