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-1S buccal swab is packaged with a 5ml plastic collection tube and cap. After the sample is obtained, the swab is inserted in the tube and the shaft is broken off at the break point just above the swab head by gentle pressure at the score. The tube is then capped and ready to be transported to the lab for processing. SK-1S swabs are compatible with Isohelix Dri-Capsules for convenient sample stabilization.
Below is a demonstration of how to use SK-1S swabs, along with the stabilizing dri-capsules: