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DNA/RNA Shield collection tube with swab

Swab collection kits in stock nowThe 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 with Swab

DNA/RNA Shield
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.

Technical specifications

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
CE-IVD certified
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
Zymo Research
50 pack £469.00
50 pack
DNA/RNA Shield collection tube w/swab - Dx (2 ml fill) CE-IVD R1109-E · Zymo Research
Zymo Research
50 pack £506.00
50 pack