Integrated cleaning sterilization process

Publication Date

September 18, 2001

Patent Number

US6203756B1

Abstract

A method and apparatus for the preservation of a saliva sample for use in subsequent quantitative chemical assays. The method involves collecting a saliva sample at a location, directly into a specimen cup. The specimen cup contains a predetermined volume of aqueous solution of pH buffered saline and enzymatic inhibitor and is optionally adapted with a constituent compound specific, qualitative test unit.

Integrated cleaning sterilization process