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"By using HOMIM (Human Oral Microbe Identification Microarray), we demonstrated that saliva samples stored in OMNIgene•ORAL were indeed stabilized for at least 3 weeks, even at 37° Celsius. This is outstanding! Consequently, I think OMNIgene•ORAL would be very useful for remote collections alleviating the need for a -80° freezer or, for that matter, any refrigeration to preserve samples. This is an incredible benefit for any investigator who is interested in preserving precious clinical samples, especially for use with molecular analyses of genomic material."

Bruce J. Paster, Ph.D.
Director, Human Microbe Identification Microarray Core
Head, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Forsyth Institute

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OMNIgene•ORAL (OM-501)

Collect superior samples for molecular detection of microbial DNA


OMNIgene®•ORAL is an all-in-one system for the collection and stabilization of microbial DNA from saliva.

Complete donor user instructions for this product are available here.

Key Features

  • Painless, non-invasive collection of high quality DNA
  • Ideal for field collection and ambient temperature transportation and long-term storage
  • Increase efficiency, minimize sample handling and reduce handling errors with a compatible format for high throughput processing


  • Improve patient care and compliance with painless, non-invasive sample collection
  • Increase efficiency, minimize sample handling and reduce handling errors with a compatible format for high-throughput processing
  • Sample remains stable for a year at room temperature, reducing transportation and storage cost and complexity

Collection method comparison

Blood Collection
Oral Collection
Venous blood
Buccal swabs
Non-invasive collection
Standardized format for high-throughput processing
Specimen stability at room temperature
1 Year

Product Specifications

Pre-use with packaging:

  • Dimensions: 14.0 x 8.0 x 2.8 cm
  • Weight: 39 g
  • Shelf-life: 24 months

Post Sample Collection Specifications

Standard false bottom tube:

  • Tube diameter: 16 mm
  • Tube height (without cap): 93 mm
  • Sample stability: Year


OMNIgene•ORAL is for research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Full terms and conditions for all DNA Genotek products are available here.

OMNIgene•ORAL (OM-501)

Data Sheets

Other Languages:

PD-BR-00202: Optimized microbiome collection solutions (pdf)

PD-BR-00201: Microbiome-On-Demand™ – Turnkey solutions to power microbiome discovery (pdf)

MK-00018: Case Study: High quality microbial DNA collected with OMNIgene•ORAL enables detection of HHV-8 in saliva

MK-00050: Case Study: Genotyping of cytomegalovirus from toddlers' saliva samples collected with OMNIgene™•ORAL (pdf)

Scientific Poster: Evaluation of a new commercial kit for detection of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) in saliva (pdf)

MK-00246: DNA from saliva is a reliable sample type for malaria detection (pdf)

MK-00430: Saliva as a proven, non-invasive sample type for molecular malaria testing and surveillance using OMNIgene®•ORAL at ambient temperature (pdf)


PD-PR-00186: OMNIgene processing protocol (pdf)

PD-PR-00573: OMNIgene®•ORAL (OM-501, OM-505) manual purification of microbial DNA using DNA Genotek’s prepIT®•L2P DNA extraction kit (pdf)

Scientific Publications

Speicher DJ, Johnson NW. Comparison of salivary collection and processing methods for quantitative HHV-8 detection. Oral Diseases (2013) doi:IO.IIII/odi. 12196.

Speicher DJ et al. Detecting DNA viruses in oral fluids: evaluation of collection and storage methods.

Neiswanger, Katherine et al. Oral Health in a Sample of Pregnant Women from Northern Appalachia (2011-2015). International Journal of Dentistry. Volume 2015 Article ID 469376, 12 pages.

Descamps V et al. Saliva Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Detection and Follow-up of Herpesvirus Reactivation in Patients with Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (Dress). JAMA Dermatol. Epub ahead of print (2013).

White Papers

PD-WP-00041: Saliva as a proven, non-invasive sample type for molecular malaria testing and surveillance using OMNIgene®•ORAL at ambient temperatures (pdf)

PD-WP-00035: Evaluation of saliva-derived Plasmodium falciparum DNA using the OMNIgene®•ORAL kit in detection of malaria (pdf)

User Instructions

OM-501 Donor User Instructions

Material Safety Data Sheets

PD-MSDS-00020: OMNIgene•ORAL OM-501 MSDS (pdf)
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DNA Genotek's sample collection devices and nucleic acid stabilization chemistries are protected by issued and pending patents in numerous countries around the world.
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