What It's Used For
iSWAB-Discovery is a DNA collection kit for humans or animals that can capture samples producing robust yields of double stranded, long fragmented DNA from buccal cells using traditional swabs. iSWAB-DSC is essentially identical to iSWAB-DNA but requires only a single swab and is more cost effective and yields less DNA.
The iSWAB-DSC device allows for the collection and stabilization of DNA at the point of collection without the need for swab inclusion. Typical yields of between 2-7μg (iSWAB-DSC) of DNA with <1% bacterial contamination can be achieved. The gentle collection and lysis chemistry of the alcohol-free iSWAB buffer allows for recovery of double-stranded, large fragment DNA similar to the genomic DNA generated from blood, making it suitable for complex genomics downstream arrays such as microarrays and Next Generation Sequencing. Other non-invasive collection methods often utilize alcohol and can produce short DNA fragments limiting their usability to basic genotyping applications.
DNA collection kit for humans that can capture samples producing high yields of double stranded, long fragmented DNA from buccal cells using traditional swabs.
Ideal for: Paternity Testing – Genealogy and Ancestry – Population Studies – Animal Speciation and Genomics
Simple, fast and convenient sample collection: Self collection or assisted collection with high simplicity and ease in less than 2 minutes
High nucleic acid recovery: Up to 7µg of double stranded, long fragment DNA for downstream applications including microarray and NGS
Low bacterial genomic DNA contamination: Achieve less than 1% bacterial genomic DNA contamination
Swab-free sample transport: Decrease sample processing time without compromising sample integrity
Accommodate sampling among various age groups: Suitable for all population segments including infants, toddlers, and elderly
Traceable: LIMS compatible unique barcodes included on each iSWAB tube for efficient traceability and storage purposes
Room temperature stable: Reduces sample storage and transport costs by eliminating cold chain requirements
Scalable and easy to process: Manual and automation friendly sample processing.