Navigation Links
Salimetrics Redesigns Infant Swab for Faster, Easier Collection
Date:6/18/2013

State College, PA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

The new swab, designed for infants up to six months, produces increased fluid retention through the tip allowing for faster collection of infant saliva. Samples collected using the Salimetrics Infant Swab (SIS) can be tested for cortisol, cotinine, testosterone, sIgA, alpha-amylase, CRP, IL-1beta and Chromogranin A.

The diameter of the Salimetrics Infant Swab has been increased to 6.3 mm. This allows the new swab to access more saliva in the newborn’s mouth and thereby increase the collection volume. Typical recovered sample volume is 200-1000 microliters (µL).

“The larger diameter produces increased rigidity, improving directional orientation during collection,” explained Hans Schroeder, CEO of Salimetrics.

The length of the infant swab allows the collector to hold one end of the swab for young children with risk of choking.

“Salimetrics’ Infant Swabs are used in studies to detect elements of stress in newborns,” said Jon Peterson, Ph.D., FACB, Salimetrics principal scientist. “The Salimetrics Infant Swab is tested against interference by a number of analytes and can be relied upon to produce accurate salivary results of stressors that have an impact on infant health.”

As with all other Salimetrics swabs, the infant swab can be stored utilizing the Salimetrics Swab Storage Tube, and can be frozen at -80C. Flow rate for the infant swab and all Salimetrics swabs can be calculated by recording the collection time and weight of the Salimetrics swab before using a centrifuge to release saliva.

The improved Salimetrics Infant Swab comes complete and ready to collect, individually packaged with printed instructions. The SIS can be ordered by phone or fax, or through any Salimetrics distributor.

Salimetrics also offers training courses on saliva collection, including the new infant swab. These classes show how to incorporate salivary biomarkers into research and give insight into proper collection and handling methods and techniques. “Proper technique is the key to better, more accurate results with salivary biomarkers,” Dr. Peterson said.

About Salimetrics:

Founded in 1998, Salimetrics, LLC supports researchers, the immunodiagnostic industry and functional testing laboratories around the world with innovative salivary immunoassay products and services. Salimetrics’ collection techniques, assay kits and CLIA-certified testing services are used to measure biomarkers related to stress, behavior and development, inflammation, sleep, reproduction, health and immune function, including: alpha-amylase, androstenedione, blood contamination, chromogranin A, cortisol, cotinine, C-reactive protein, DHEA, DHEA-S, estradiol, estriol, estrone, IL-1b, IL-6, melatonin, NGF, progesterone, 17a-hydroxyprogesterone, secretory IgA, testosterone, and TNF-a. Salimetrics also provides salivary DNA analysis. The company is based in State College, Pennsylvania, with offices in the UK and distributors around the world. For more information, visit Salimetrics on the web at http://www.salimetrics.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/infant_saliva_collection/05/prweb10722439.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers Identify Involuntary Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Boston Public Housing Authority Residents with Salivary Cotinine Testing from Salimetrics.
2. Gastric Bypass Supplements Redesigns Their Leading Website
3. Skillets & More Redesigns Its Facebook Page
4. Depressed moms behavior may play role in infants sleep problems
5. Research shows efficacy of treatment model developed at Women & Infants
6. New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery
7. Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
8. Gut flora affects maturation of B cells in infants
9. Phthalates in PVC floors taken up by the body in infants
10. Hazelnuts: New source of key fat for infant formula thats more like mothers milk
11. Disease that stunts infants growth traced to same gene that makes kids grow too fast
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... actively engaged in health and wellness best practices in the past couple of ... trend. February is American Heart Month, which acts as an exceptional opportunity to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Research led by Providence Health ... common cancer screenings, especially among women. Cancer screenings are often the best way ... The study,“What Does Medicaid Expansion Mean for Cancer Screening and Prevention: Results from ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... President Obama’s budget proposal yesterday enables the ... services via telehealth, estimated to generate more than $160 million in savings over ... years. Although there is more to be done, this represents an important ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Sherly Sulaiman, certified clinical ... of therapeutic sessions to help Los Angeles-area actors cope with rejection, improve their ... series, known as “Mindfulness for Actors and Artists,” has been featured in ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... LaserShip, a regional parcel carrier ... Food Bank of Eastern Michigan last Friday in order to aid in the Flint ... Midwest to include a facility located in Clio, only 15 miles away from Flint. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... DIEGO , Feb. 11, 2016 ... groundbreaking cell-isolation method that opens the door to ... until now have been impossible to isolate with ... to isolate specific tumor types in various stages ... genetic variants of these cells that are clinically ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE ... has entered into an agreement with the University ... drug candidates in standard animal models of ocular ... Research Director. Dr. Romanowski has extensive experience in ... --> Eric Romanowski , Research Director. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- North America , Europe ... global market is expected to reach USD 20,190.1 Million by 2020 ... 10.2%. --> North America , ... The global market is expected to reach USD 20,190.1 Million by ... of 10.2%. --> According to a new market research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: