IBI Saliva Collection Kit - 50/Pack
- Cost-effective and non-invasive method for capturing DNA samples
- Large funnel for easy sample depositing and disconnects for disposal after use
- 2ml saliva stabilization buffer to preserve integrity of DNA
- Maintains DNA stability at room temperature for several days and stable at +4°C for up to a month
- Standardized for high throughput processing
- Typical DNA yields following IBI DNA Extraction Method = 100 µg
- Optimized for use in either genetic or epigenetic analyses
- Fully tested for use with Behavioral Diagnostic, Inc.’s Smoke Signature™ Assay
The IBI Saliva Collection Kit is designed to easily capture and store saliva samples deposited directly from patients. This saliva kit is optimized for use in epigenetic studies.
Our large, push-on fit, funnel allows for easy collection of saliva samples. Once the saliva sample has been deposited in the tube, the funnel can be capped, disconnected from the collection vial, and disposed. The 5ml saliva collection vial is graduated to allow easy assessment of sample volume. A continuous line around the vial indicates the desired 2ml volume mark. After saliva deposition, a 2ml Saliva Stabilization Solution is then added to the saliva collection vial, the vial is closed with a screw-on, accessory cap, and the vial is gently shaken to ensure mixing of the saliva with the preservative solution. An identification label is included to label each collection vial.
IBI provides a clear, sealable bag to serve as a barrier in preventing contamination and leaks during storage and transport. Saliva samples are much more cost-effective to ship than blood samples; they can be shipped to a processing center via UPS or FedEx per applicable shipping regulations. (See UPS Biological Substances or FedEx - Packaging Guidelines for Clinical Samples for details.) The DNA in the saliva sample is stable at room temperature for several days, but suggested storage is at +4°C for up to a month until DNA extraction can be performed.
A DNA Extraction Protocol is included with the IBI Saliva Collection Kit Protocol. The simple protocol typically yields 100 µg of DNA from a 2 ml saliva specimen. The resulting DNA is suitable for nearly all downstream applications and optimized for epigenetic analyses, i.e. Smoke Signature™. (Smoke Signature™ Assay—developed by Behavioral Diagnostics, Inc. (BDI)—is a new epigenetic test for quantifying cigarette smoking.)
IBI Saliva Collection Kits are factory packaged, sealed and ready for use. They are available in a wide range of quantities including a single kit up to packs of 50.
50 x Large Funnel with Cap 50 x Screw-on Accessory Cap for Saliva Collection Vial 50 x 5ml Vial containing 2ml of Saliva Stabilization Solution 50 x Identification Label for the Saliva Collection Vial 50 x Sealable Bag for Sample Storage and Transport 50 x Saliva Collection & DNA Extraction Protocol