Saliva Collection Device
The Super•SAL™ Saliva Collection Device works by collection of saliva along the side of the tongue in the mouth by means of a highly absorbent cylindrical-shaped pad. The Super•SAL™ is intended as a high volume saliva collector [> 1.0 mL] is harvested in approximately 1-2 minutes. The device has a sample volume adequacy indicator that provides an indication of when sufficient saliva has been collected. Once the sample volume adequacy indicator changes showing sufficient sample has been collected saliva is separated by compressing the absorbent pad used to collect the sample through a compression chamber into a standard 2mL Eppendorf tube or 1.5 mL microfuge tube. The sample may then be immediately used, stabilized for later analysis or sent to a laboratory for subsequent analysis.
Super•SAL™ is a universal sample collection device which has been used for collection of saliva, vaginal specimens, urine, amniotic fluid, and others.
Differences between Super•SAL™ and Versi•SAL®
- Larger sample size for Super•SAL™ [minimum 0.75 mL, possibly up to 1.2 mL, depending upon dimensions of pad material chosen multiple pad types available.
- Quicker collection time [1-2 minutes versus 2-3 minutes].
- Collects along the side of the tongue instead of under the tongue.