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EasiCollect + Buccal Sample Collection Device

For simple, reliable buccal sample collection and buccal DNA protection for DNA reference and other samples.

 

EasiCollect

Simplifies buccal cell collection and transportation.

 

EasiCollect Buccal Collection Kit

Standardized FTA sample collection kits incorporate FTA technology for DNA reference sample collection into one convenient package for collection of buccal samples using the EasiCollect device.

 

FTA Buccal Collection Kit

Standardized FTA sample collection kits incorporate FTA technology for DNA reference sample collection into one convenient package for collection of buccal samples with an Indicating FTA Micro Card.

 

Whatman FTA blood sample collection kit

Use the Whatman FTA blood sample collection kit for consistent sample collection and reliable results.

 

Cutting Mat

The cutting mat ensures clean sample cuts from FTA/FTA Elute cards and extends the life of the cutting tip of punch.

 

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Cat No./ID: WB100020
Harris Micro Punch Replacement Cutting Mat, 6.0 x 8.0 inches
$56.46
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6.0 x 8.0 in
Cat No./ID: WB100088
Harris Micro Punch Replacement Cutting Mat, 2.5 x 3.0 inches
$5.10
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2.5 x 3.0 in
Cat No./ID: WB100092
Multi-Barrier Pouches for EasiCollect+ Card (100)
$65.00
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10 x 7.5 cm
Cat No./ID: WB120237
EasiCollect Buccal Collection Kit (50)
$355.00
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One EasiCollect device, peelable barcodes, gloves, a Multi-Barrier Pouch, a mailing envelope, tamper-proof tape for the mailing envelope, desiccant, and a clear outer bag labeled with code number and expiration date.
Cat No./ID: WB120238
Whatman FTA Blood Sample Collection Kit - 50 pack
$277.00
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One FTA Micro Card, an alcohol wipe, a sterile lancet, adhesive bandage, peelable barcodes, gloves, a Multi-Barrier Pouch, a mailing envelope, tamper-proof tape for the mailing envelope, desiccant, and a clear outer bag labeled with code number and expiration date.
Cat No./ID: WB120239
FTA Buccal Collection Kit (50)
$334.00
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One Indicating FTA Micro Card, a foam-tipped swab, peelable barcodes, gloves, a Multi-Barrier Pouch, a mailing envelope, tamper-proof tape for the mailing envelope, desiccant, and a clear outer bag labeled with code number and expiration date.
Cat No./ID: WB120462
EasiCollect
$262.00
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50 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120472
EasiCollect + Buccal Sample Collection Device
$313.00
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One sample area and one cleaning punch area per card; 50 per pack
Cat No./ID: WB129380
Child ID Kit (50)
$95.00
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50 tests
Sample Punching products are intended for molecular biology applications in forensic, human identity, biosecurity and paternity testing. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a disease.

Product Details

Principle

EasiCollect + Buccal Sample Collection Device

  • Increased consistency: updated EasiCollect design provides uniform buccal sample collection and transfer to FTA paper
  • Easy sample visualization: includes an Indicating FTA Card that changes color from pink to white upon sample addition
  • Simple implementation: allows for direct STR amplification
  • Flexible processing: compatible with the BSD600 Ascent Punch Instrument, QIAGEN's STAR Q Punch AS, Hamilton Robotics' easyPunch automation and GE Healthcare's UniCore Punch for manual processing
  • Buccal DNA protection: enables long-term archiving of DNA reference samples at room temperature with over 20 years of blood and 12 years of buccal real-time data support.

EasiCollect + and FTA facilitate analysis and sample storage

FTA chemistry lyses cells on contact, denatures proteins, and protects DNA from degradation. DNA remains tightly bound to the FTA Card while proteins and inhibitors are washed away. Once dried, the FTA Card can be removed from the EasiCollect + device and archived. The slim design of the card enables high-capacity storage.

Compatible semi- and fully automated punching systems

The EasiCollect + device includes a removable Indicating FTA Card with a cleaning punch area. Indicating FTA cards are fully compatible with the BSD600 Ascent Punch Instrument, QIAGEN's STAR Q Punch AS, the Hamilton easyPunch and other semi-automated punching systems, removing the bottleneck of manual FTA punching.

Separate device or custom buccal sample collection kit

For maximum flexibility, the EasiCollect + device can be purchased separately or included in a custom collection kit as part of our EasiKit service

EasiCollect

Please note: There is a new version of this product, EasiCollect +, which has a improved design.

  • A novel design to facilitate collection, transport, and archiving of buccal and saliva samples
  • Includes an Indicating FTA Card that changes color from pink to white upon sample addition for easy visualization
  • Allows conventional and direct STR amplification chemistries for easy implementation into workflows
  • Compatible with GE Healthcare's UniCore Punch for manual punching, and with the BSD600 Ascent Punch Instrument, QIAGEN's STAR Q Punch AS and Hamilton Robotics easyPunch™ automation
  • Enables long-term archiving of samples at room temperature

The EasiCollect device simplifies buccal cell collection and transportation. The novel design has been engineered for maximal cell collection and uniform sample application to FTA Cards to overcome individual differences. The pressure clips molded into the EasiCollect device ensure a uniform and constant pressure for reproducible transfer of cells to the FTA Card.

EasiCollect and FTA Facilitate Analysis and Storage

FTA chemistry lyses cells on contact, denatures proteins, and protects DNA from degradation. DNA remains tightly bound to the FTA Card while proteins and inhibitors are washed away. Once dried, the FTA Card can be removed from the EasiCollect device and archived. The slim design of the card enables high capacity storage. EasiCollect device includes a removable 2 x 2 inch (5 x 5 cm) Indicating FTA Card. Indicating FTA Cards are fully compatible with the BSD600 Ascent Punch Instrument, QIAGEN's STAR Q Punch AS, Hamilton easyPunch, and other automated punching systems, removing the bottleneck of manual FTA punching. For maximum flexibility, the EasiCollect device can be purchased separately, in the off-the-shelf EasiCollect buccal sample collection kit, or included in a custom buccal sample collection kit as part of our EasiKit service.

Collection Kits

The EasiCollect Buccal Collection Kit, the FTA Buccal Collection Kit and the Whatman FTA Blood Sample Collection Kit allow consistent sample collection and provide reliable results.

  • Established technology: FTA Cards are one of the leading DNA sample preservation tools used globally in forensic applications
  • Consistent: Standardized kits help ensure consistent sample collection routines in the field and in the lab
  • Convenient: Each kit includes all the components needed for sample collection
  • Cost-effective: Each pack includes 50 collection kits. No minimum order quantity requirement
  • Fast shipment: All off-the-shelf kits are kept in inventory for quick shipment to your laboratory

EasiCollect Buccal Collection Kit

EasiCollect Buccal Collection Kits include established FTA technology items for sample collection in the field to increase efficiency and productivity in the forensic laboratory. A downloadable demographics form can be edited to include information about the collection agency. The kit is manufactured to ISO9001:2008 standards to ensure quality. The EasiCollect Buccal Collection Kit contains an EasiCollect device, peelable barcodes, gloves, a Multi-Barrier Pouch, a mailing envelope, tamper-proof tape for the mailing envelope, desiccant, and a clear outer bag labeled with code number and expiration date.

These standardized FTA sample collection kits incorporate FTA technology for DNA reference sample collection into one convenient package for collection of buccal samples using the EasiCollect device.

FTA Buccal Collection Kit

FTA Buccal Collection Kits include established FTA technology items for sample collection in the field to increase efficiency and productivity in the forensic laboratory. A downloadable demographics form can be edited to include information about the collection agency. The kit is manufactured to ISO9001:2008 standards to ensure quality. The FTA Buccal Collection Kit includes an Indicating FTA Micro Card, peelable barcodes, gloves, a Multi-Barrier Pouch, a mailing envelope, tamper-proof tape for the mailing envelope, desiccant, and a clear outer bag labeled with code number and expiration date.

These standardized FTA sample collection kits incorporate FTA technology for DNA reference sample collection into one convenient package for collection of buccal samples with an Indicating FTA Micro Card.

Whatman FTA Blood Sample Collection Kit

Convenient and cost-effective

Standardized Whatman FTA forensic sample collection kits are a convenient, cost-effective option for DNA reference sample collection, in the field or forensic lab. Each blood sample kit is fully equipped with the necessary components for sample collection, preservation and DNA analysis using a non-indicating FTA micro card.

Kit contents

The FTA blood collection kit contains an FTA Micro Card, an alcohol wipe, a sterile lancet, adhesive bandage, removable barcodes, gloves, a multi-barrier pouch, a mailing envelope, tamper-proof tape for the mailing envelope, desiccant and a clear outer bag labeled with code number and expiration date.

About Whatman FTA cards and kits

FTA technology consists of a proprietary chemically coated matrix that effectively lyses cells on contact, denatures proteins and captures DNA onto the card matrix. The captured DNA is then protected from degradation during long-term room temperature storage.

Leading global DNA collection and preservation tools

Whatman FTA cards are one of the leading DNA collection and preservation tools used globally in forensic applications. More than 200 publications demonstrate the uses and benefits of FTA within the scientific community, and more than 50 countries around the world rely on FTA for archiving of DNA from both blood and buccal cell samples.

Manufactured to ISO 9001:2008 standards

A downloadable demographics form can be edited to include information about the collection agency. The Whatman FTA cards and FTA kits are manufactured to ISO 9001:2008 standards to ensure quality.

Spare parts

Please contact your local QIAGEN service representative.

Cutting Mat

The Cutting Mat ensures clean sample cuts from FTA/FTA Elute cards and extends the life of the cutting tip of punch.

Applications

QIAGEN's buccal collection products are suitable for collection of:

  • DNA database samples
  • Paternity samples
  • DNA reference samples
  • Other human identity testing applications

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