With an iSWAB microbiome collection kit, microbial samples maintained intact and viable from time of collection up to 8 weeks. Both aerobic and anaerobic bacterial communities are completely stabilized from collection to processing. It also features ambient temperature transport and storage with no cold chain involvement. iSWAB-Microbiome buffer allows selective isolation of bacterial DNA or RNA with minimal or no human genomic DNA contamination. No organic hazardous solvent fixatives or detergents. Purified DNA or RNA isolated from collected samples are compatible with qPCR, microarray, and NGS based applications.
It’s a scalable and customizable platform capable of stabilizing up to 20g of fecal or soil material in standard collection containers. Requires 1 buccal swab for fecal samples, 2 buccal swabs for oral samples (sold separately). The great thing about not having to freeze your samples means you don’t risk any damage to your samples themselves, water expands a lot when frozen and can easily destroy a cell or anything else it’s in/around. Our microbiome collection tubes guarantee your samples are going to stay useable for a long time, taking a lot of worry out of your hands.