Preserve microbiota profiles for unbiased, reproducible results

A rapid and simple method for the collection, preservation and room temperature shipping of stool samples.

  • The preservative provides sample homogeneity eliminating sample variability
  • Preserve and transport safely DNA & RNA at ambient temperature
  • No cold shipping/storage needed - hassle-free and cost effective
  • Isolate nucleic acids for any application including 16s NGS
  • Robust preservation over a range of temperatures
  • Customizable with various accessories for easy and safe collection
  • Eliminates odor and renders samples safe and non-infectious

ItemsCat. #Size
Stool Nucleic Acid Collection and Preservation Tube 45630 1 tube
Stool Nucleic Acid Collection and Preservation Tubes 45660 50 Tubes

Stool Nucleic Acid Collection and Preservation Tubes

Norgen’s Stool Nucleic Acid Collection and Preservation Tubes are designed for the rapid preservation of nucleic acids from fresh stool specimens. The Stool Nucleic Acid Collection and Preservation Tubes contain Norgen’s Stool Preservative in a liquid format. The user simply collects stool into the tubes (fill up to the line indicated in the label) and mixes gently until the stool is well submerged under the preservative. The Stool Preservative prevents the growth of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and fungi, and also inactivates viruses allowing the resulting non-infectious samples to be handled and shipped safely. In addition, the Stool Preservative eliminates the need to immediately process or freeze samples and allows the samples to be shipped to centralized testing facilities at ambient temperatures. The components of the Stool Preservative allow samples to be stored at room temperature for over 2 years for DNA and 7 days for RNA. To extend the stool RNA stability in the preservative, storage at -20°C or -70°C is recommended at the arrival to testing facilities until the RNA purification.

Kit Specifications
Stool Input
2 g
Stability of Stool Nucleic Acids at Room Temperature
2 years for DNA
7 days for RNA*

* The RNA stability will be vary depending on the samples

Storage Conditions and Product Stability

All tubes should be kept tightly sealed and stored at room temperature (15 – 25 °C) for up to 2 years without any reduction in performance.

Title Bacteroidales markers for microbial source tracking in Southeast Asia
Journal Water Research. 2017.
Authors Jean Pierre Nshimyimana, Mercedes C. Cruz, R. Janelle Thompson, Stefan Wuertz