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DNA Testing Glossary

Buccal Swab
The word buccal refers to a person’s cheek, and buccal swabbing simply means to rub the inside of the mouth in the cheek area to collect loose cells for analysis. The collection device, or swab, generally looks like a large Q-Tip. Buccal swabbing is a common method for collecting DNA for analysis and determining paternity or other biological relationships.

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