Following sampling you simply snap the shaft just above the swab head and place into the tube provided, then seal for containment.
The Mini DNA Swabs have reduced dimensions and area compared to our regular swabs. The width of the swab has been reduced from 8mm to 6mm and employs a slightly different shaft attachment enabling a DNA yield close to the SK swabs. The swabs are ethylene oxide sterilized and are available in different swabs numbers per wrapper , the break point has been reduced compared to the SK swab allowing it to be used in smaller tubes.
These mini swabs have particular use for collecting DNA from small mammals, invertebrates and other animals. The smaller size allows them to be 96 racked for automation.
The Isohelix range of DNA Buccal Swabs has been specifically designed to give increased yields of high quality buccal cell and genomic DNA. Buccal cell sampling offers a viable alternative to blood collection and together with the Isohelix range of DNA Isolation and Stabilization kits, enables high yields of pure, intact DNA to be collected easily and quickly.
Our DNA swabs are suitable for both human and veterinary use and offer significant advantages over other DNA swab designs in terms of efficiency of cell collection by the unique swab matrix, which combined with a quick release surface, maximizes yields of DNA. Swab batches are ethylene oxide treated and routinely tested for human DNA contamination.
- Unique swab matrix greatly improves DNA yields
- Alternative to blood collection
- Human and veterinary use
- Easy to handle and quick to use
- Research genotyping
- Veterinary genotyping and diagnostics
- Paternity and heredity services
- Forensics and DNA population studies