Effect of storage conditions on the extraction of PCR-quality genomic DNA from saliva.

@article{Ng2004EffectOS,
  title={Effect of storage conditions on the extraction of PCR-quality genomic DNA from saliva.},
  author={D Ng and David Koh and Serena G L Choo and Vivian T Ng and Qiuyun Fu},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={343 1-2},
  pages={191-4}
}
BACKGROUND Saliva is a potentially useful source of genomic DNA for genetic studies since it can be collected in a painless and non-invasive manner. We sought to determine whether different storage conditions of saliva samples impact our ability to extract genomic DNA that is of sufficient quality for use in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). METHODS Saliva was collected from healthy volunteers and 2-ml aliquots subjected to different storage conditions: S1--washing of saliva using… CONTINUE READING