The DNA/RNA Shield™ collection tube with swab kit from Zymo Research is a DNA and RNA swab collection kit designed for the collection and preservation of nucleic acids from samples taken from the mouth, nose and throat with a CE-IVD marked swab. This kit takes a microbial snapshot of a sample while inactivating viruses making samples safe and ready for transport. Samples stored in the these kits are stable at ambient temperature and can be frozen for longer-term storage.
Users simply deposit saliva into the spit cup, add the DNA/RNA Shield reagent and shake vigorously to ensure proper stabilization. Users simply swab their mouth, nose or throat and break the tip into the collection device prefilled with the DNA/RNA Shield reagent.
DNA/RNA Shield is a DNA and RNA stabilisation solution that preserves the genetic integrity and expression profiles of samples at ambient temperatures, whilst completely inactivating infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites). This unique solution prevents degradation from freeze-thaw cycling and unexpected freezer failures, allowing ambient temperature shipping. Find out more about DNA/RNA shield reagent.
|Applicable for||Next-Generation Sequencing, qPCR, microarray|
|Device specs||12 x 80 mm screwcap vial pre-filled with DNA/RNA Shield (1 ml or 2 ml)|
|Device storage||Ambient temperature => 2 years|
|Registration status||FDA-Emergency Use Authorisation
|Sample collection||10% (v/v or w/v)|
|Sample source||Nose, mouth, throat, biological fluids, environmental samples|
|Sample stability||RNA: Ambient temperature (4°C-25°C) > 1 month
DNA: Ambient temperature (4°C-25°C) > 2 years
DNA & RNA: Frozen (<-20°C): Indefinitely
Material available for download
DNA/RNA Shield collection tube with swab user manual
DNA/RNA Shield collection tube with swab MSDS
DNA/RNA Shield references
Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with DNA/RNA Shield
Note: product availability depends on country - see product detail page.
|Details||Cat number & supplier||Size||Price|
|DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/Swab – Dx (1 ml fill) CE-IVD R1107-E · Zymo Research||
|DNA/RNA Shield collection tube w/swab - Dx (2 ml fill) CE-IVD R1109-E · Zymo Research||