Patent Number: 6,309,827

Title: Simultaneous collection of DNA and non-nucleic analytes

Abstract: This invention provides for a rapid and convenient method of simultaneous collection of both genomic and diagnostic information from a single sample on a bibulous pad by differential extraction of the diagnostic information from the genomic information. It is a surprising discovery of this invention that a PCR assay on the contents of the bibulous pad provides results comparable in reliability, specificity, and sensitivity to the best available serum (blood) based assays. The assays of this invention can be used to confirm each other, either by detecting the genomic information leading to the diagnostic information, or by detecting in the genomic information, a predisposition to a disease and confirming the presence of the disease through diagnostic testing.

Inventors: Goldstein; Andrew S. (Portland, OR), Bestwick; Richard K. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: OraSure Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101); C12Q 1/70 (20060101); C12N 15/10 (20060101); C12G 001/68 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018