The Saliva Collection Device is for collection of saliva samples using the glass collection device.

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The SALIVA COLLECTION DEVICE is for research use only
Product Developed and Manufactured in Italy by Diametra

Materials Supplied in Kit:

  • Glass Collection Tubes (100 pieces)
  • Plastic Straws (100 pieces)


Collect saliva samples at the times indicated.

If no specific instructions have been given, the following should be noted:

  1. If saliva is collected in the morning this should be carried out before you brush your teeth.
  2. During the day do not have anything to eat or drink for at least one hour before you take your saliva sample
  3. To ensure the best quality of samples, it is advisable that samples are collected and sent to the Laboratory as early in the week as possible – this will avoid any delays in a post over a weekend.
  4. It is very important that a good clear sample is received – i.e. no contamination from food, lipstick, blood (bleeding gums) or other matter.

Sample collection instructions

  1. Carefully remove the red top from the glass tube.
  2. Using the straw provided, gently expel saliva through the straw and into a glass tube.
  3. Ensure that the tube is at least half full of saliva (NB: bubbles do not count!) – this may take any time up to 10 minutes – the amount and the quality of the sample are both important.
  4. If you have difficulty activating saliva, you may chew gently a chewing gum.
  5. Remove the straw and discard.
  6. Firmly replace the top on each glass tube.

Technician instructions

  • Once received the saliva tube (with sample) centrifuge for 15 minutes at 3000 rpm.
  • Store at – 20°c for at least 1 hour.
  • Centrifuge again for 15 minutes at 3000 rpm.
  • The saliva sample is ready to be tested.
  • Store the sample at 2- 8°c for one week or at – 20°c for longer times.

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