The Genetic Link

Welcome to The Genetic Link, a blog providing new insights into DNA and RNA sample collection by DNA Genotek. DNA Genotek is a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Scott Rabuka

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Saliva samples for COVID-19 testing – scalable self-collection for anyone, anywhere

It has been over a year since sample collection for COVID-19 diagnostic testing began. Over the past...
Scott Rabuka Mar 16, 2021

Laboratory safety and sample collection devices for SARS-CoV-2

On June 4, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to clinical laboratory ...
Scott Rabuka Jun 10, 2020

Highlights from ASHG 2019: beyond DNA

DNA Genotek has long been an active participant at the American Society for Human Genomics (ASHG) an...
Scott Rabuka Nov 12, 2019

DNA saliva kits or traditional blood collection: which is more cost effective?

Many researchers have asked the question: can saliva replace blood for DNA collection and analysis? ...
Scott Rabuka May 22, 2019

8 facts most people don’t know about DNA from saliva

Since the launch of this blog, The Genetic Link, in 2009, we have published numerous articles, inter...
Scott Rabuka Feb 01, 2019

DNA from saliva vs. blood – who wins the cost battle?

Collecting saliva DNA is more effective and less costly for genetic research, a study suggests. The ...
Scott Rabuka May 07, 2012

Further evidence – Next Gen Sequencing of DNA for Oragene/saliva samples

DNA from Oragene/saliva samples continues to gain acceptance as a suitable sample input for next gen...
Scott Rabuka Apr 05, 2012

New product launch – ORAcollect•DNA

I am pleased to announce the launch of ORAcollect•DNA (OCR-100), the newest product in the DNA Genot...
Scott Rabuka Oct 17, 2011

Storage of Purified DNA from Oragene•DNA Samples

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about best practices for long term storage of unpurified Oragen...
Scott Rabuka Jun 29, 2010

Best Practices for Long-term Storage of Oragene•DNA Samples

Oragene is well known for a number of characteristics - ease of use, non-invasive collection, high q...
Scott Rabuka May 25, 2010

7 Simple Steps to Maximize DNA Yield with Oragene•DNA

At DNA Genotek, we understand the importance of high quality DNA samples to support our customers' r...
Scott Rabuka Feb 19, 2010

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