- User-friendly, spill-free design allows for safe, convenient collection of swab samples. Ideal for at-home self collection applications.
- Completely inactivates harmful pathogens at the point of collection, for worry-free transport and downstream analysis.
- Stabilizes the DNA and RNA in a sample for transport/storage without the need for cold-chain.
The DNA/RNA Shield SafeCollect Swab Collection Kit is a user-friendly collection kit for stabilizing the nucleic acid content of samples collected with a swab. DNA/RNA Shield completely inactivates harmful pathogens in the sample, and stabilizes the RNA in a sample for up to 30 days at room temperature. The SafeCollect design eliminates the risk of spilling the stabilization reagent during use, and is ideal for applications that require at-home self collection.
|Applicable for||diagnostics, COVID testing, NGS, qPCR|
|Device Specs||SafeCollect Tube: ⌀ 15mm x 92mm
Cap: ⌀ 19mm x 15mm
1ml and 2ml DNA/RNA Shield
80mm breakpoint flocked swab
|Sample collection||Samples collected with a swab including buccal, nasal, throat, skin, surface, feces, etc.|
|Stability||RNA: Ambient temperature
(4°C- 25°C) at least 1 month
DNA: Ambient temperature
(4°C- 25°C) at least 2 years
DNA & RNA: Frozen
(< -20°C): Indefinitely
Q1: What is the shelf life of the kit?
Q2: What sample types is the kit compatible with?
Q3: What purification kits can be used with this kit?
Refer to recommended purification kits
Q4: How does SafeCollect work?
The SafeCollect design seals the stabilizing reagent behind a pierceable safety seal. The tube prevents spillage or user contact during the use of the device, only releasing the reagent when the swab is placed into the tube.
Q5: Is the SafeCollect device compatible with my downstream molecular process?
The SafeCollect devices are filled with DNA/RNA Shield, which is compatible with most commercially available DNA/RNA extraction/analysis workflows. DNA/RNA Shield is an Inactivating Transport Medium (ITM) and a recipient of a 510(k). For further information on product use, please refer to this link or contact Zymo Research's Technical Support Team.