Isohelix Buccal Swabs with 2ml Collection Tube and Special Cap, 100/Pack

Cat#: SK-2S
Sales Price$258.00

Isohelix buccal swabs have been specifically designed to offer increased yields of high quality buccal cell and genomic DNA and all species of RNA. 

Buccal cell sampling offers a viable alternative to blood collection, and together with the Isohelix range of Isolation and Stabilization kits, enables high yields of pure, intact DNA and RNA to be collected easily and quickly. Our swabs are suitable for both human and veterinary use. The swab design offers significant advantages in efficiency of cell collection with the unique swab matrix, which in combination with a quick release surface maximizes DNA and RNA yields. Swab batches are ethylene oxide treated and routinely tested for human contamination.

Each SK-2S buccal swab is packaged with a 2ml microtube and special cap. After the buccal sample is obtained, the swab is inserted in the microtube and the special cap is slid down the shaft and applied to the tube. When the shaft of the swab is pulled out, the swab itself disengages from the shaft and remains in the tube. The cap is then plugged with the attached plug for a secure seal and the tube with the swab inside can be transported. The DNA and RNA can subsequently be isolated in the 2ml tube, or the swab can be transferred to a different tube.
Figure 1: Protocol


  • Includes 2ml microtube and cap 
  • DNA and RNA can be isolated directly in the tube
  • Unique swab matrix greatly improves DNA and RNA yields
  • Non-invasive alternative to blood collection
  • Suitable for both human and veterinary use; ideal for clinical trials and field sampling
  • Easy handling and fast sampling
  • Buccal DNA and RNA sample collection
  • Research genotyping
  • Veterinary genotyping and diagnostics
  • Hereditary testing
  • Forensics
  • Population studies
  • SK-2S buccal swab with 2ml collection tube and cap x 100 


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