Simple, hygienic collection of saliva for diagnosis and therapy monitoring for various different parameters.
There are three different types of Salivette®. These types include a swab made of cotton wool (REF 51.1534 and 51.1534.001) or biocompatible synthetic fibre (REF 51.1534.500).
The Salivette® Cortisol is the ideal saliva collection system for all diagnostic issues, where even very small amounts of saliva and/or low cortisol levels achieve a reliable cortisol determination.
The Salivette® Cortisol was developed for a high recovery of liquid and a very high recovery of the cortisol concentration.
It is particularly suitable for analytes which fluctuate hourly. Due to the excellent 100% cortisol recovery rate, the Salivette® Cortisol (REF 51.1534.500) is particularly suitable.
The Salivette® option can be quickly and easily identified using the cap colours:
Opaque white: Salivette® with cotton swab without preparation (REF 51.1534)
Green: Salivette® with cotton swab with citric acid preparation (REF 51.1534.001)
Blue: Salivette® Cortisol with biocompatible synthetic swab without preparation (REF 51.1534.500)
Centrifugation at 1,000 x g for 2 min. at 20°C is recommended.
Centrifugation transfers the clear saliva from the swab into the conical tube. Any particles are collected in the specially designed tip of the Salivette tube.
As the cortisol level fluctuates throughout the day (circardian rhythm), specifying the collection time of the analysis result can be taken into consideration when evaluating the analysis results.
The normal saliva volume yield is between 0.8 and 1.4 ml.
In order to collect a saliva sample, the Salivette® simply has to be opened, the swab removed and placed in the mouth. After 45 seconds (gentle chewing possible, but not required), the saliva-soaked swab can be returned to the Salivette® which is then closed with the plug for storage and transport.
Sample collection with the Salivette® is hygienic and easy. The Salivette® provides reliable and accurate results, even with a small volume of saliva and very low analyte concentrations.
The Salivette® is particularly suitable for hygienic saliva collection for diagnostics and therapy monitoring in adults. As the swab is a small part that can be swallowed, it is not recommended for use in children under three years.
The saliva sample should be kept cool after collection (in a refrigerator) or frozen, depending on the parameters.