When isolating DNA from buccal swabs, it is important to use a DNA isolation kit that has been optimized for use with buccal swabs. The Isohelix Buccal DNA Isolation Kit is one example of a kit that has been optimized for use with buccal DNA swabs. It has been specifically formulated to produce high DNA yield and purity from buccal swabs. The kits have been fully optimised for use on buccal cell samples and offer reduced handling times, increased DNA yields and many other important technical benefits for their use in manual, 96-well or other high throughput formats. Furthermore, various formats are available including the DNA isolation kit by itself, or combined with one of two formats of Isohelix Buccal Swabs: SK-1S (packaged with a 5ml collection tube) or SK-2S (packaged with a 2ml collection tube and special cap to facilitate removal of the swab head).