SpeciMAX saliva collection kit

SpeciMAX saliva collection kit is optimized for simple self-collection of saliva for SARS-CoV-2 and beyond

SpeciMAX saliva collection kit collects plain/raw saliva for efficient, cost-effective, and high-frequency surveillance testing.

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Saliva collection and testing ebook

A complete “how-to” guide for saliva collection and testing

Get a high-level view of saliva’s position as a sample type in the present day.

Study for inactivation of respiratory viruses in raw saliva

Heat inactivation of respiratory viruses in raw saliva for nucleic acid extraction

This study provides a method to inactivate human respiratory viral pathogens in saliva specimens for safer downstream sample processing.

Saliva collection kit optimized for your automated workflow

Space, time, and cost savings compared to other collection kits

Easy-to-use with non-invasive, self-collection capability

  • Secures 1-2 mL saliva in 6 mL polypropylene transfer tube
  • Convenient single-use funnel and collection tube that allows for self-collection preferred by most users

Optimized for saliva collection and sample accessioning

  • 95kPa compliant saliva collection tube for secure transport
  • Single-use, individually-packaged kit available in cases from a trusted single-source supplier (Looking for bulk ordering? Request more information.)

To see full instructions and protocol videos for use, visit the SpeciMAX saliva collection kit product page.

SpeciMAX Saliva Collection Kit

SpeciMAX Plain/Raw Saliva Collection Kit is easy to use and cost effective—low cost per sample

BenefitRaw (a.k.a. plain/whole/neat) saliva
Length of storageSARS-CoV-2: up to 7 days *at 4ºC
Suitable for PCR workflowsDirect-to-PCR or viral RNA extraction
Saliva sample volume needed1—2 mL (1 and 2 mL fill lines)
FunnelSingle-use, snap-on funnel
Barcoding on tubes1D barcode supplied in box, added manually by user
Regulatory classificationFor Research Use Only
Heat toleranceUp to 95ºC
Cat. No.A50696 (400 kits), A50696P10 (10 kits)

Benefits of SpeciMax saliva collection over nasal swab and nasopharyngeal collection:

  • Non-invasive sample collection
  • Self-collected and less variability between users
  • Easier laboratory workflow (no swabs to deal with)
  • No mucus issues
  • Preferred by most users

SpeciMAX Plain/Raw Saliva kit

Plain/raw saliva collection kit with funnel, tube, and cap
Plain/raw saliva collection kit with funnel, tube, and cap
Plain/raw saliva collection kit with funnel, tube, and cap

SpeciMAX saliva collection kit fits into your direct-to-PCR or viral RNA extraction workflow.

Direct-to-PCR workflow for the TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Combo Kit 2.0 assay

SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing for population-level occurrence

See the direct-to-PCR workflow for TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Combo Kit 2.0 assay.

Standard viral RNA extraction workflows with MagMAX Viral/Pathogen kits (RUO) and KingFisher

See the more sensitive detection RNA extraction workflow here

Not sure if the SpeciMAX kit will meet your needs?

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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.