Navigation Links
DNA Genotek Sample Collection Kit Selected by Prometheus for MyCeliacID™ Genetic Test
Date:8/18/2009

DNA Genotek announced that its Oragene®•DNA product has been selected by Prometheus as the sample collection kit for MyCeliacID™ a saliva-based genetic test dedicated to celiac disease. Oragene•DNA is ideal for this type of genetic testing service as it solves sample collection challenges inherent with traditional collection methods which are often too costly and invasive.

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) August 18, 2009 -- DNA Genotek, a leading provider of superior biological sample products, today announced that its Oragene®•DNA product has been selected by Prometheus as the sample collection kit for MyCeliacID™, the first saliva-based genetic test dedicated to celiac disease.

MyCeliacID is a highly specialized DNA test that detects genes specific to celiac disease (DQ2/DQ8) and provides an estimate of an individual's risk of developing the disease. Celiac disease affects nearly 3 million Americans but only about 100,000 are diagnosed. Diagnosis of celiac disease can be challenging since symptoms may seem like many different diseases. Laboratory tests may help doctors diagnose the disease so that patients can take steps to manage their diet and prevent complications.

MyCeliacID is available in most parts of the U.S., Canada and Mexico and can be ordered online at www.MyCeliacID.com. In order to complete the test, a MyCeliacID kit, which includes the Oragene•DNA sample collection device, is sent to an individual's home where they provide a small saliva sample and return the sample via mail to Prometheus' CLIA certified lab for analysis. Test results can be accessed online via a secure link, usually within 7 days from receipt of the saliva sample.

Oragene•DNA is ideal for this type of genetic testing service as it solves sample collection challenges inherent with traditional collection methods. Traditional methods are often too costly and invasive, or do not reliably provide enough high-quality DNA to enable the determination of the underlying genetic cause of health conditions like celiac disease. Oragene•DNA offers easy and non-invasive self-collection of saliva samples from large numbers of individuals and delivers high quality DNA.

"One of the challenges for us was how to make a test that is easily accessible to individuals who are searching for information about their condition," said Tim Schofield, Product Manager, Diagnostic Marketing at Prometheus. "Blood was not a viable direct-to-consumer option and we couldn't achieve the quality and reliability necessary to meet our stringent requirements with buccal swabs. We believe the ease-of-use and high-yield results of Oragene•DNA made it the natural choice for our MyCeliacID genetic test."

"Prometheus' selection of the Oragene•DNA product is an exciting validation of our mission to deliver high-quality sample collection products that satisfy the rigorous requirements for such testing," said Ian Curry, President and CEO, DNA Genotek, Inc. "Prometheus values the simplicity and ease-of-use of the Oragene•DNA kit and we are very pleased that they have selected it for their MyCeliacID offering."

About DNA Genotek:

DNA Genotek focuses on providing high-quality biological sample collection products. The company's lead product, the Oragene•DNA Self-Collection Kit, is the easiest way to collect and preserve large amounts of DNA from saliva. Oragene•DNA's reliability and ease-of-use have resulted in rapid adoption at top-tier health research institutions globally, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, and Johns Hopkins. DNA Genotek markets its products worldwide and has established a global customer base in over 85 countries. For more information about DNA Genotek, visit www.dnagenotek.com

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/oragene/celiac/prweb2759464.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related biology technology :

1. DNA Genotek Partners with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to Accelerate Breast Cancer Research
2. Caliper Life Sciences Introduces Staccato Protein Workstation for Automated Protein Sample Preparation & Analysis
3. Xceed Meets HTX/CIHR Grant Milestone: Decreasing Sample-Prep Time From Days to Less Than Eight Hours
4. GenVault Receives Four Critical U.S. and E.U. Patent Allowances for Key Biosample Management Technologies
5. Accuri Cytometers Adds Automation to Its Revolutionary C6 Flow Cytometer(R) System With Commercial Launch of CSampler(TM)
6. GenVault Corporation Launches its Latest Centralized and Standardized Software Solution for Biobanking and Biological Sample Management, GenConnect 3.2
7. Advanced Instruments Introduces 2020-BIO Multi-Sample Osmometer as First True Automation-Friendly Osmometer for the Biopharmaceutical Industry
8. Sigma-Aldrich Releases WTA2, a Transplex Whole Transcriptome Amplification Technology for Degraded RNA Samples
9. High-quality DNA/RNA from Microorganisms in Environmental Samples
10. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Releases Novel, PCT-dependent Sample Preparation Kit for Systems Biology Studies
11. UltraTape Announces Sample Kits Available for Purchase Through Website
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
DNA Genotek Sample Collection Kit Selected by Prometheus for MyCeliacID™ Genetic Test 
(Date:2/11/2016)... International, a not-for-profit organization focused on the ethics and governance ... to patients around the world, today announced that the editors ... the Good Pharma Scorecard an ,Editors, Pick, ... of BMJ Open ,s ,Most Popular Articles, which includes ... read. Ed Sucksmith , assistant editor of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... BEACH, Florida , February 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID" or "Company") (OTCQB: PSID), ... diagnostics, announced today that its Thermomedics subsidiary, which ... progress on its growth plan in January 2016, ... products distributors, increasing sequential monthly sales growth, and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... MONTREAL , Febr. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. ... is pleased to announce that Mitsui & Co. Ltd., ... bio-based succinic acid plant, is investing an additional CDN$25 ... equity, increasing its stake from 30% to 40%.  Mitsui ... of bio-succinic acid produced in Sarnia ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that it has joined the Human ... and immunotherapies for infectious diseases and cancer. , The Human Vaccines ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/2/2016)... Feb. 2, 2016 This BCC Research ... market by reviewing the recent advances in high ... drive the field forward. Includes forecast through 2019. ... the challenges and opportunities that exist in the ... solution developers, as well as IT and bioinformatics ...
(Date:2/1/2016)... , February 1, 2016 ... advancements to drive global touchfree intuitive gesture control market ... --> Rising sales of consumer electronics coupled with ... control market size through 2020 ... electronics coupled with new technological advancements to drive global ...
(Date:1/25/2016)...   Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS ) today announced ... International Airport, New York City , to help ... to enter the United States using passports ... pilot testing of the system at Dulles last year. The ... during January 2016. --> pilot testing of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):