Isohelix Buccal Swabs

  • Buccal swab matrix gives higher DNA yields
  • Easy swab handling and processing after collection
  • Suitable for human and veterinary use
  • Higher yield than foam or Dacron swabs

Higher DNA yields than foam or Dacron swabs

Buccal swab sampling offers a viable alternative to blood collection and enables high yields of pure, intact DNA to be collected easily and quickly from the mouth. Isohelix Buccal Swabs have a unique design and matrix composition that maximizes both cell collection and nucleic acid release. The result is an exceptionally high average yield of 4-5 µg high quality genomic DNA, substantially higher than Dacron or foam based buccal swabs.

This high DNA yield makes the use of Isohelix swabs for genotyping studies a viable, cost-effective and desirable alternative to blood for the recovery of high yield genomic DNA.

Easy buccal swab handling and processing

You have several options for easy handling and processing of the swabs.

  1. The SK-1S DNA swab pack contains a 5 ml tube. Following sampling you simply snap the shaft below the swab head at the indentation and place into the tube provided, and then cap it.

  2. The SK-2S DNA swab pack contains a 2 ml tube with a unique cap design that allows you to simply push the entire swab head from the shaft into the collection tube after sampling

  3. SK-3S, -4S and -5S pack offer just the swabs packaged with one, two or three swabs per wrapper, respectively

Versatile and reliable swabs

Isohelix buccal swabs are suitable for both human and veterinary use. Batches are gamma-sterilized and routinely tested for absence of human DNA contamination.

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Ordering information

Westburg offers this product in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,
If you are not located in these countries please visit the Isohelix website to find your local distributor.
Cat no. Description
IS SK-1S Isohelix Buccal Swab with 5ml tube and cap (100x1)
IS SK-2S Isohelix Buccal Swab with 2ml tube and release cap (100x1)
IS SK-3S Isohelix Buccal Swab (250x1)
IS SK-4S Isohelix Buccal Swab (250x2)
IS SK-5S Isohelix Buccal Swab (200x3)