The easy method of collection, together with permanent availability, makes saliva an interesting alternative to other specimen materials. The areas of application for saliva diagnostics are varied, from therapeutic drug monitoring to drug tests .
Previously, the problem with saliva was that the collected sample quantity was subject to variations. Due to this, it was difficult to determine the quantity of saliva for the analysis. The Greiner
Bio-One product experts have found the solution for this: the first collection system based on a saliva extraction solution as well as a method for quantitative determination of the saliva quantity allow the standardisation of saliva preanalytics.
Greiner Bio-One International AG is based in Kremsmünster, Austria. www.gbo.com/preanalytics