Product Information sheet
For research use only.
NOT FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
EasiCollect is an all-in-one device for the collection and storage of cheek cells. Cells are captured on the foam applicator by swabbing the inside of both cheeks and then transferred to an Indicating FTA™ Card held within the device.
FTA Cards are treated with a proprietary chemical mix that breaks open cells and releases DNA. The same chemical mix then protects the DNA from biological or environmental damage.
The Indicating FTA Cards also contain a dye that turns white when colourless liquids are applied to the card. This provides an easy method for sample location.
Store product at room temperature. After applying samples allow the Indicating FTA Card to dry, then store in a multibarrier pouch (WHAWB100036) at room temperature in a dry environment. Dried sample cards can be stored for long periods of time in a multibarrier pouch with a desiccant packet (WHAWB100003).
The key features of the EasiCollect device are illustrated in the figure below.
Collection of buccal samples using the EasiCollect Device
If good sample transfer has not been achieved and a white area has not been produced the following should be reviewed:
Check that both the foam head is underneath the head tab and that the lower stem locking positions are used when the device is in the transfer position. This ensures a consistent amount of pressure is applied across the sampling area.
GE, imagination at work and GE Monogram are trademarks of General Electric Company.
EasiCollect, e-Core, FTA, Micro-punch, Whatman and Uni-core are trademarks of Cytiva companies.
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First published January 2013.
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