Salivary DNA Collection Kit

The SimplOFy™ Whole Saliva DNA Collection Kit is intended for the collection and stabilization of whole saliva for subsequent extraction of DNA downstream testing. The SimplOFy™ Whole Saliva DNA Collection Kit is For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. 
For research use only.

SimplOFy™ is a new kit for the standardized collection of 2.0 mL of whole saliva in the simplest way possible. The sample is immediately preserved by a dried stabilizing solution coated to the inside of the tube cap, which stabilizes DNA upon contact. The 12 x 75 mm tube is directly amenable to automation, so throughput can be high for extraction and subsequent analysis.

Stability testing on the sample collected and stabilized in the SimplOFy™ Saliva Collection Kit is ongoing, but data shows a minimum of ten months shelf life on the collected specimen, providing peace of mind that after collection the integrity of the DNA in the sample is preserved for long periods of time.

Principles of the Kit

The SimplOFy™ kit is a proprietary, patented system intended for the collection and stabilization of whole saliva DNA. To collect a specimen, subjects are requested to pool saliva in the mouth and ‘expectorate’ (spit) into the Collection Funnel until the sample reaches the brightly marked Indicator Line. 
Once sample collection is complete, the Collection Tube is separated from the Collection Funnel by carefully rotating the Collection Tube until it is completely detached from the Collection Funnel. The Collection Funnel is then discarded and the Tube Cap is removed from the bottom of the Collection Tube and screwed tightly closed to the top of the Collection Tube. 
The Tube Cap has dried-down stabilizing reagents inside, so the Collection Tube is continually inverted for at least 1 [one] minute, which results in adequate mixing of the stabilizing reagent with the saliva sample. The sample is now ready for transportation to a laboratory or storage for later testing.