MicroGEM's prepGEM Universal kit provides effortless DNA extraction for saliva samples including:

forensicGEM produces high-quality single-stranded DNA proven for use with STR, PCR, qPCR and whole genome amplification


Buccal Swab


Storage Card (FTA)


Depending on your laboratory equipment and end-use application, MicroGEM offers two options:

  • 1. Your Lab Equipment

    MicroGEM's prepGEM Universal Kit provides users with a single tube solution for extracting DNA from a variety of human samples, including liquids, buccal swabs, and blood.

    To use your lab’s existing thermocycler or liquid handler, choose the prepGEM Universal Kit, optimized to extract DNA from saliva. Hands-off, single tube, temperature-controlled processing makes it possible to extract DNA in very small volumes and protects the integrity of the sample.

    This kit produces single-stranded DNA suitable for STR, PCR, qPCR, whole genome amplification and amplicon sequencing.

    Click here for more information or to order prepGEM Universal

  • 2. MicroGEM's PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor

    The PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor simplifies molecular biology workflows.

    MicroGEM’s PDQeX Nucleic Acid Extractor provides hands-off, single tube, temperature-controlled DNA extractions from saliva, with added capabilities to generate purified, double-stranded DNA. The purification is achieved within the innovative PDQeX tube. When the extraction is completed, DNA is automatically forced through the purification matrix. This method preserves DNA yields, reduces contamination and significantly speeds up the entire extraction process to under 15 minutes.

    This kit produces double-stranded DNA suitable for STR, PCR, and qPCR.


    Click here for more information or to order PDQeX prepGEM Universal