DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/ Swab

R1106 / R1107 / R1108 / R1109


DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/ Swab

R1106 / R1107 / R1108 / R1109

Cat # Name Size Price Quantity
R1106 DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/Swab (1 ml fill) 10 pack €70,00
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R1107 DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/Swab (1 ml fill) 50 pack €325,00
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R1108 DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/Swab (2 ml fill) 10 pack €75,00
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R1109 DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/Swab (2 ml fill) 50 pack €350,00
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DNA/RNA transport medium for any sample

Description


DNA/RNA Shield Collection tubes with swabs are a general purpose collection method for molecular-based applications. Many sample types can be collected with these swab collection tubes including from the mouth, nose, throat, and wherever a swab may be deemed appropriate per application. To use these swab collection tubes, just swab any sample and break the tip into the collection device prefilled with the DNA/RNA Shield reagent. Samples are stabilized and ready for transport or storage.

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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
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

Product FAQ


Q1: How to collect solid tissues in DNA/RNA Shield?

Q2: Can DNA/RNA Shield be used on extracted DNA and/or RNA?

Q3: What sample types is DNA/RNA Shield suitable for?

Q4: How long can samples be stored samples in DNA/RNA Shield at ambient temperature?

Q5: How long can samples be stored frozen in DNA/RNA Shield?

Q6: A white precipitate occurred after thawing frozen samples stored in DNA/RNA Shield, is this normal?

Q7: Do I need to homogenize the sample in DNA/RNA Shield prior to storage?

Q8: Can I FACS sort directly into DNA/RNA Shield?

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Citations


A robust and sensitive assay was developed to screen for the 18S rRNA gene of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax from asymptomatic and low density infections. The new RT-PCR based method could detect malaria infections that were significantly lower than the standard microscopy and rapid detection method. DNA/RNA Shield was used to preserve patient’s blood samples in the field for 14 days at 28°C and 80% humidity.

Adams M, et. al. (2015). An ultrasensitive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assay to detect asymptomatic low‑density Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in small volume blood samples. Malar. J. 14:520.

An RNA-based detection method was developed to detect low asymptomatic malaria infections in rural areas of Haiti. Three different detection methods were utilized--rapid diagnostic test, thick smear microscopy and a qRT-PCR assay were evaluated. The blood samples used for qRT-PCR were preserved in DNA/RNA Shield to maintain the sample integrity until RNA isolation. The qRT-PCR method was the most sensitive and identified significantly more samples.

Elbadry MA, et. al. (2015). High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infections: a cross‑sectional study in rural areas in six departments in Haiti. Malar. J. 14:510.

During a survey of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), nasal swabs from dromedary camels were collected into DNA/RNA Shield . Any MERS-positive swab samples were completely inactivated in DNA/RNA Shield and were subsequently used for RNA extraction. Successful detection of MERS-CoV and phylogenetic analysis suggests local zoonotic transmission through the respiratory route onto humans.

Nowotny N, et. al. (2014). Middle east Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Dromedary Camels, Oman, 2013. Eurosurveillance. 19(16).

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Reviews


“I’m a Zymo fan! DNA/RNA Shield is a great product. It works great on my precious samples. I trust Zymo Research products and they have great tech support!!”

- Laura T. (USDA)

“We use DNA/RNA shield and it works well with adults mosquitoes, larvae, eggs. We store it at RT for weeks and at -4°C or -20°C for months, never saw any DNA degradation.”

- Umberto P. (University of Pavia)

“I did an assay using RNA/DNA shield and it works perfect. The product have excellent reproducibility when stored at 4°C for up to a month.”

- Maha AE. (University of Florida)

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