Specimax saliva collection kit

SpeciMAX Saliva Collection Kit is optimized to easily collect and transport saliva samples for SARS-CoV-2

Improve your high throughput SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing with the SpeciMax Saliva Collection Kit. Your lab’s solution for efficient, cost-effective, standardized saliva collection compatible with downstream analysis workflows and automation systems.

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Saliva collection kit optimized for your automated workflow

Space and cost savings compared to other collection kits

  • No manual sample transfer step needed when used with automatic liquid handlers (see the time savings)
  • Uses less 4°C refrigeration space than other collectors (Need room temperature storage? Request more information)
  • No sample swabs to work around

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

  • Secures 1-2 mL saliva in 6 mL polypropylene transfer tube
  • Self-collection preferred by most users

Secure and trusted transport of saliva samples

  • 95kPa compliant saliva collection tube for safe transport
  • Single-use individually-packaged kits available in cases of 400 from a trusted single-source supplier (Looking for bulk ordering? Request more information)

To see full instructions for use visit SpeciMAX Saliva Collection Kit product page

Intructions for use of specimax saliva collection kit
Intructions for use of specimax saliva collection kit
Intructions for use of specimax saliva collection kit
Intructions for use of specimax saliva collection kit

SpeciMAX Saliva Collection Kit compared to 15 and 50 mL conical tubes

Optimized for saliva collection

 SpeciMAX Saliva Collection Kit
 
15 and 50 mL conical tube or conical tube with straw
TimeNo manual sample transfer- fits directly into automation racks30 sec manual transfers x 1000 samples
= 8 hrs of lost labor
Storage6 mL size15 and 50 mL size
AccuracyComparable to nasopharyngeal swabs using standard extractionIncreased risk of contamination due to manual transfers, epithelial cells taken from straw can interfere with reading
Ease of useConvenient wide mouth funnel for easy saliva collection
Optimized for saliva collection
Small diameter straw or tube increases collection difficulties and user error
Repurposed tubes not optimized for saliva collection

How many samples do you want to process a day? How many hours are you losing?


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
Saliva collection kit with funnel, cap and tube
Saliva collection kit with funnel, cap and tube
Saliva collection kit with funnel, cap and tube

SpeciMAX Saliva Collection Kit fits into your direct to PCR or viral RNA extraction workflow. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we offer both solutions depending on your needs.

Direct-to-PCR workflows for the TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Combo Kit 2.0 and TaqCheck SARS-CoV-2 Fast PCR Assay.

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

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

See the more sensitive detection RNA extraction workflow here

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