The DNA/RNA Shield™ Saliva Collection Kit from Zymo Research is a DNA and RNA saliva collection kit designed for the collection and preservation of nucleic acids from saliva samples. 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 stabilisation.
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's use in COVID-19 testing
Zymo Research COVID antigen testing FDA EUA workflow
The CE-IVD marked DNA/RNA Shield saliva collection kit is a key component of the Zymo Research COVID antigen testing workflow, which has been granted an EUA by the FDA. More information can be found here.
|Applicable for||Next-Generation Sequencing, qPCR, microarray|
|Device specs||Saliva collection tube; DNA/RNA Shield (2 ml)|
|Reagent storage||Ambient temperature = > 2 years|
|Registration status||FDA-emergency use authorisation CE-IVD certified|
|Sample collection||2 ml saliva collection|
|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
Note: product availability depends on country - see product detail page.
|Details||Cat number & supplier||Size||Price|
|DNA/RNA Shield Saliva Collection Kit – DX (1 x 2 ml fill) (CE-IVD) R1210-E · Zymo Research||