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Kashi Clinical Laboratories
10101 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97219

1 877 879-1815
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Thank you for your interest in Kashi Health's genetic testing services.

Our genetic tests require guidance from a licensed healthcare provider. You may find a qualified provider from our list of approved professionals in the link below, or you may email your provider directly requesting that they contact us to request a genetic test. We wish you the best in your pursuit of healthy living.

1-877-879-1815

Collection Instructions

Kashi Health is dedicated to making genetic testing accessible and easy. Providers can collect samples in-office and feel confident that patients can collect samples properly in the comfort of their homes. The instructions provided below are a step-by-step process for collecting samples for all of our genetic testing services.

Buccal Swab Collection Instructions

  1. Obtain or request three (3) buccal swabs for specimen collection.
  2. Ask the patient to rinse their mouth with cold water and to swallow (removing excess saliva) before they begin collecting the sample.
  3. Have the patient use one swab at a time for sample collection by rubbing the swab on the inside of their cheek about 20 times (about 15 to 20 seconds) in a circular motion. Patients must swab firmly enough that their cheek is pushed outward during swabbing.
  4. Ask the patient to use the other cheek for the next swab. The same process is repeated for the second, and third swabs alternating cheeks.
  5. Dry all the swabs by gently shaking them in the air for a few minutes.
  6. Return the dried swabs to their original sleeves.
  7. Place the swab sleeves containing the dry swabs inside an envelope. Do not place the swabs in a plastic bag, as mold may occur. Label the envelope with the patient's name and the date that the sample was collected.
  8. Ship the patient's swabs to Kashi Health as soon as possible after collection:
Kashi Clinical Laboratories
Attn: Kashi Health Laboratory
10101 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97219

Questions? Please contact our friendly staff at 877-879-1815 or 503-206-4989 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Pacific Time.

Ask the patient to use the other cheek for the next swab. The same process is repeated for the second, third, and fourth swabs provided, alternating cheeks.