Versi•SAL® devices are for controlled and standardized fluid collection that incorporates a proprietary interchangeable absorbent pad for immediate saliva (and other fluid) collections.
Versi•SAL™ Standard Configuration (Available without tube)
Versi•SAL™ is available in a number of configurations. The “standard” Versi•SAL™ device includes a plastic compression tube which delivers saliva specimen directly into a standard Eppendorf 2 mL centrifuge tube. A second variation includes a split sample Bifurcating Compression Tube for expressing into 2 sample tubes simultaneously.
Versi•SAL™-L Transportation Configuration
The Versi•SAL®-L Travel Cover configuration maintains sample integrity for long shipments, thereby relieving the need to remove the sample from the absorbent collection pad at collection point. Further customization can come in thickness of the pad allowing control over maximum sample volume (1.2 mL to 1.4 mL).
Versi•SAL® works by placing the device pad under the tongue and collecting saliva (oral fluid) until a novel sample sufficiency indicator (b, above) is triggered [2-3 minutes]. The collector is then pushed down firmly into the compression tube (c) supplied until the Versi•SAL® pad is totally compressed. This action forces the saliva specimen through an outlet (d) into a graduated Eppendorf-style tube (e). The sample obtained may then be tested immediately in point-of-care applications or sent to a laboratory for subsequent testing.