mouthwash test

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A simple noninvasive procedure that enables the detection of carriers for single gene defects, e.g. cystic fibrosis. Epithelial cells from the buccal cavity are obtained from a saline mouthwash: from these it is possible to isolate DNA, which is amplified by the polymerase chain reaction to enable gene analysis.

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