Isohelix™ DNA/RNA Buccal Swabs
The Isohelix™ range of DNA/RNA Buccal Swabs has been specifically designed to give 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 DNA & RNA Stabilization and DNA Isolation kits, enables high yields of pure, intact DNA and RNA to be collected easily and quickly.
Our DNA/RNA swabs are suitable for both human and veterinary use and offer significant advantages over other swab designs in terms of efficiency of cell collection by the unique swab matrix, which combined with a quick release surface, maximizes yields of DNA. Swab batches are ethylene oxide treated and routinely tested for human DNA contamination.
The SK-1S DNA swab uses the unique swab matrix design to efficiently collect buccal cell samples.
Following sampling you simply snap the shaft just above the swab head and place into the tube provided, then seal for containment.
- Unique swab matrix greatly improves DNA/RNA yields
- Alternative to blood collection
- Human and veterinary use
- Easy to handle and quick to use
- Single, twin and triple packs available
- Mini Swabs Reduced size for small subjects
- Research genotyping
- Veterinary genotyping and diagnostics
- Paternity and heredity services
- Forensics and DNA/RNA population
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The SK-2S has the same features as the SK-1S except that it includes a unique cap design which allows you to simply push the entire swab head from off the shaft into the collection tube after sampling.
This format has the advantage of being easier to manipulate at the DNA isolation stage whether using manual or HT extraction methods.
The SK-3S, SK-4S and SK-5S formats all use the same design and materials used in the SK-1S and SK-2S formats, and have exactly the same advantages for efficiently collecting buccal cell samples.
Like the SK-1S, you can quickly snap the shaft at the breakpoint if you wish to store the swab in a tube. If this is your preferred method, Cell Projects has available pre capped tubes that can be ordered with these formats.
SK-3S: 1 Buccal Swab per wrapper
SK-4S: 2 Buccal Swabs per wrapper
SK-5S: 3 Buccal Swabs per wrapper