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We've highlighted the most common questions about TouchCare Shield below.

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How do I complete the test?

You will receive a package in the mail that contains the vial with detailed instructions on how to complete the test. You must not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum within 30 min of doing the test. In brief, you must collect a saliva sample by spitting into the tube up to the line indicated on the tube. You then close the vial until you hear a click, which signifies that the reagent has been released. You replace the lid of the tube with the smaller lid provided, then shake the vial for 5 seconds. Detailed testing instructions can also be found here

Does this require a lot of saliva?

How can I mess this up?

How does the barcode scanner work?