Buccal cell sampling offers a non-invasive alternative to blood collection; it is cheap, painless, and can easily be done by the subject. However, historically the problem with buccal swabs has been low yields.
The Isohelix range of Buccal Swabs has been designed to give increased yields of high-quality buccal cell and genomic DNA and RNA. Together with the Isohelix DNA Isolation and Stabilization kits, high yields of pure, intact DNA can be collected easily and quickly. Isohelix swabs are suitable for both human and veterinary use and offer significant advantages over other swab designs in terms of cell collection efficiency. Their unique swab matrix, combined with a quick-release surface, maximises yields of nucleic acids. DNA from Isohelix buccal swabs can be used for genotyping, diagnostics, paternity and heredity analysis, forensics, and population studies.