Norgen offers a full line of collection and preservation devices for inactivation and stabilization of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA at room temperature. Norgen's preservation buffers allows for safe shipping and handling of SARS-CoV-2 positive specimens. Please see the table below for our recommendations based on your specimen type.

Specimen* Recommended Collection & Preservation Device
Nasopharyngeal Swab Total Nucleic Acid Collection and Preservation Tubes (cat.# 69200)
(nasopharyngeal swabs sold separately)
Saliva Saliva RNA Collection and Preservation Devices (cat.# RU53800)

*If you are collecting a specimen not listed, please contact and one of our representatives would be happy to make a recommendation.