The Super•SAL™ Saliva Collection Device works by collection of saliva from the pool of saliva that collects 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] providing a “clean” saliva specimen in approximately 1-3 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 from yellow to blue 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 be used immediately, 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. The device has been used to collect saliva from multiple animal species (cows, horses, pigs, cats, non-human primates, dogs, and humans) and has been used to collect hormones, bacteria, viruses, certain drug molecules and proteins.