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Article by: Shauna White

[INFOGRAPHIC] DNA from saliva vs blood – who wins the cost battle?

2012-09-12

Introducing DNA Genotek’s first visual adventure – a fun trip through the blood vs saliva cost journey. You and I know what they say, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ right? So today I am not going to talk about the cost of saliva DNA collection or write an article about it. I am sharing a visual representation highlighting 3 key areas in which saliva collection is more cost-effective than blood collection. Some people call it a diagram. Most people these days call it an infographic. At the end of the day, it's a simple way to represent long-winded or complex arguments without resorting to reams of verbiage and pages of dense text. 

Check out this infographic and you'll get the picture in record time.

saliva vs blood DNA cost infographic

After writing a series of blog articles on how the cost of saliva DNA collection stacks up against blood, we thought this infographic provided a great visual summary. Want to read more on the saliva vs blood cost battle? Check out these recent articles from our blog. You can subscribe to our blog here to make sure you don’t miss other great articles. 

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Genetic researchers and clinicians using DNA from saliva can greatly reduce the cost of sample collection. Do you currently use saliva? Would you move to saliva from blood-based collection? Share your insights with us and our community.

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