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"I found the Oragene/saliva sample collection kit very simple to use. The protocol was easy to follow and time-saving permitting me to perform the extraction amplification and analysis steps in a single day."

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Oragene•ONE (ON-500)
0.5 mL sample volume

Collect superior samples for your genetic analysis and testing

All genetic analysis starts with the collection of DNA samples. Collect reliable samples with an all-in-one system for the collection, stabilization and transportation of DNA from saliva.

  • Improve donor care and compliance with painless, non-invasive sample collection
  • Eliminate phlebotomy costs
  • Ideal for use with children or patients that will not comply with blood collections
  • Increase efficiency, minimize sample handling and reduce handling errors with a compatible format for high-throughput processing
  • Sample remains stable at room temperature, reducing transportation and storage costs
  • Sample can be mailed using the standard postal system
  • DNA from saliva is equivalent to DNA from blood for downstream applications

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
Low bacterial content
(up to 60%
bacterial content)
(up to 90%
bacterial content)
(median 7.4%
bacterial content)
Median DNA yield
30 µg
35 µg
2 µg
12 µg†
Sample size
1 mL
10 mL‡
1 swab
0.5 mL
Molecular weight
> 23 kb
> 23 kb
< 23 kb
> 23 kb
Shipping at ambient temperature
Full customization available

† Iwasiow, R.M., Tayeb, M.A. and James, C.M.P. (2009). Quality, yield and bacterial content of DNA from human saliva collected and purified using Oragene•ONE. DNA Genotek. PD-WP-013.
†† Birnboim, H.C., Iwasiow, R.M. and James, C.M.P. (2008). Human genomic DNA content of saliva samples collected with the Oragene self-collection kit. DNA Genotek. PD-WP-011.
‡ Volume of mouthwash used for sample collection.

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Oragene•ONE (ON-500)
0.5 mL sample volume

Data Sheets

Other Languages:

MK-BR-018: Event-based Collection (pdf)

MK-BR-00026: Service and support – DNA Genotek's commitment (pdf)

MK-00493: Infographic – The Oragene Advantage – DNA from saliva is driving genetic discoveries.

MK-00098: Infographic – DNA from saliva vs blood. Who wins the cost battle?


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Impact of sample type and analytical methods on NGS data quality.

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Laboratory protocols for manual purification of DNA using DNA Genotek's prepIT•L2P DNA extraction kit

White Papers

PD-WP-009: Shipping recommendations for exempt specimen samples (pdf)

PD-WP-013: Quality, yield and bacterial content of DNA from human saliva collected and purified using Oragene®•ONE (pdf)

User Instructions

Complete ON-500 Collection Instructions

Material Safety Data Sheet

PD-MSDS-00005: Oragene•ONE (ON-500) (pdf)
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Mailing Accessories

Storage Accessories


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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