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DNA and bone graft
« on: Monday 12 February 18 13:45 GMT (UK) »
I've got my DNA kit but I'm now concerned as I've just had a small bone graft to back up a  dental implant. Would this affect my spit sample?

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Re: DNA and bone graft
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 February 18 14:12 GMT (UK) »
From a quick look around I think this is something you should notify your testing company of and seek their advice.

In this article

https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/testing-process/sick-will-affect-sample/

ftdna say that there an be some knock on effects from illness or medical procedures such as bone marrow transplants and therefore advise getting in touch first to establish if they will be able to get a usable sample

similarly in this article

http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/answers/viewtopic.php?id=6352

the author gives some examples where medical procedures may be a problem.

And there are many more similar articles to look at too.

So, in summary the answer seems to be to tell the testing company and see if they say its OK to go ahead or whether you should wait a while
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Re: DNA and bone graft
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 February 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, David. I've had a read at those links and have e-mailed supplier. Luckily it's not a major bone graft and the gum should heal over it soon. I hope I can then provide a sample, otherwise it will be a bit of a waste of money  :-\

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