Saliva can be collected using the Oragene•DISCOVER/saliva kits or using an in house technique with Scope mouthwash.
- Oragene•DISCOVER/saliva kits
The Oragene•DISCOVER/saliva kits need to be bought by the customer directly from DNA Genotek. The Oragene•DISCOVER sample collection kit provides an all-in-one system for the collection, stabilization, transportation, and purification of DNA from saliva. When saliva is mixed with the Oragene•DISCOVER solution, the DNA is immediately stabilized. Oragene•DISCOVER/saliva samples are stable at room temperature for years without processing.
Furthermore, Oragene•DISCOVER/saliva samples can be stored indefinitely at -20°C, and can undergo multiple freeze-thaw cycles without deterioration of the DNA. Once collected, saliva samples can be shipped at room temperature to GGF for processing. For example, with product #OG-500, the DNA purified is resuspended in 1 ml of TE and a DNA concentration of 20-200 ng/µl should be obtained.
Please note that the Oragene DNA purifier solution (prepIT-L2P) is necessary for DNA extraction and needs to be purchased separately from the Oragene•DISCOVER kit. The amount of prepIT-L2P solution to be purchased is calculated based on your kit sample volume and number of samples you are submitting. More information.
Please ship your samples and prepIT-L2P solution to us in the same shipment so that we may fully complete your order.