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Thermo Scientific™ SpeciMAX™ Dx Stabilized Saliva Collection Kit

Intended for the collection and preservation of saliva specimens in the presence of healthcare professionals as an aid in nucleic acid-based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for In Vitro Diagnostic purposes.

Supplier:  Thermo Scientific™ A51023

Catalog No. FERA51023

This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available. Please call customer service for assistance: 1-800-766-7000.


Description

Description

  • Intended for the collection and preservation of saliva specimens in the presence of healthcare professionals
  • An aid in nucleic acid-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for in vitro diagnostic purpose
  • The individual single-use peel-pouch kit comes with an easy-to-use spill-resistant funnel, an automation-friendly saliva collection tube, and a screw cap to secure the sample after collection
  • The SpeciMAX Dx saliva collection tube is pre-filled with 1 mL of stabilization agent for virus inactivation
  • Integrates easily into automatic processing and analysis workflows that are part of high-throughput diagnostic testing
  • Refrigeration or freezing stabilized saliva samples is not recommended as precipitation of the stabilization agent has downstream effects

Features of the SpeciMAX Dx Stabilized Saliva Collection Kit include:

  • Inactivation of common respiratory viruses
  • Stabilization solution that preserves gDNA, RNA, and viral nucleic acid in saliva samples
  • Nonhazardous stabilization solution that is compatible with all disinfection protocols—no reaction with bleach (no guanidinium or ethanol)
  • Barcoded, standardized tubes and caps that fit automated workflows
  • Instrumental in high-throughput diagnostic testing

Sample storage

  • Refrigeration or freezing the stabilized saliva samples is not recommended as precipitation of the stabilization agent has downstream effects
  • The SpeciMAX stabilization agent preserves nucleic acid in saliva samples at ambient temperature for the following lengths of time:
    • gDNA: 6 months
    • RNA: 30 days
    • Viral nucleic acid: 30 days

Easy to use

  • Each SpeciMAX Dx Stabilized Saliva Collection Kit comes ready to use in individually packaged easy-peel blister pouches
  • To use the kit, the saliva donor follows four easy steps:
    • Remove and save the cap, then attach the funnel securely to the collection tube.
    • Fill saliva to the 2.0 line (not including bubbles)
    • Unscrew and discard the funnel (do not reuse)
    • Secure the cap on the tube, then mix by inverting the tube five times
  • For best results, saliva donors should be instructed to refrain from eating, drinking, using tobacco products, or chewing gum for at least 30 minutes prior to sample collection
Specifications

Specifications

Stabilized Saliva Collection Kit
• Virus inactivating and nucleic stabilization solution (1 mL)
• Pre-filled saliva collection tube, cap, and funnel

Store at 15&°C to 30°C.
Virus inactivating and nucleic stabilization solution (1 mL) pre-filled saliva collection tube, cap, and funnel
Non-sterile
6 mL
CE, IVD
For In Vitro Diagnostic Use
100 Kits
Store at 15°C to 30°C
Safety and Handling

Safety and Handling

ShelfLife : 2 years

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