GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2005-04 > 1112967115
From: "Daniel Jenkins" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Problems with US Mail and test swabs?
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 13:31:55 +0000
I used a 9" x 11" Manilla envelope , with no special handling instructions.
To be safe, maybe you should use a cardboard envelope inside a bubble pack
and label handle with care.
>From: "Steven C. Perkins" <>
>Subject: RE: [DNA] Problems with US Mail and test swabs?
>Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 07:41:08 -0500
>How did you package the samples? Regular envelope, ask for hand handling,
>in a small manilla envelope, etc?
>Thanks for your reply,
>Steven C. Perkins
>/At 04:53 AM 4/8/2005, you wrote:
>>My samples got there fine. I spoke with Mr. Krahn the other day on the
>>phone and he said that my results were excellent. I took no special
>>precautions. One sample was gum, another was a cheek swab with a common
>>cotton swab, and I did add a small blood sample on one swab combined with
>>a cheek scraping. I don't know which he tested or if he did all. Maybe
>>you can write him.
>>>From: "Steven C. Perkins" <>
>>>Subject: [DNA] Problems with US Mail and test swabs?
>>>Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 00:15:49 -0500
>>>I mailed back test swabs to BIOTIX on 31 March. Tonight I got back the
>>>letter I had enclosed with them and a message from the USPost Office
>>>saying that the automated mail machine had destroyed my samples. What
>>>kind of mailer has been successful in getting the test swabs back to
>>>BIOTIX through the US Mail?
>>>Steven C. Perkins
>>>Search Family and Local Histories for stories about your family and the
>>>areas they lived. Over 85 million names added in the last 12 months.
>>>Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13966/rd.ashx
>>Don't just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search!
>>Search the US Census Collection. Over 140 million records added in the
>>last 12 months. Largest online collection in the world. Learn more:
>Search the US Census Collection. Over 140 million records added in the
>last 12 months. Largest online collection in the world. Learn more:
Dont just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search!