Bode SecurSwab DNA Collection Systems

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Bode SecurSwab DNA Collection Systems

Bode SecurSwab DNA collection devices are complete collection systems designed to improve DNA recovery from evidentiary samples.

Improved DNA Yield

In Bode comparisons, the Bode SecurSwab collection devices were shown to recover up to 30% more DNA than other products.1 Additionally, the Bode SecurSwab 2 dries completely saturated samples quickly and recovers about 2.5 times more DNA than that of the previous SecurSwab design.2

Minimize DNA Loss in Transport1

When Bode compared SecurSwab collection devices to other collection devices that were air dried in coin envelopes, samples stored in the Bode SecurSwab tube recovered an average of 30% more DNA than storage in a coin envelope.

Reduces Contamination Risk

​ The Bode SecurSwabs are designed with a protective tube that reduces handling and protects the swab from the environment, reducing overall risk of sample contamination.

Number One-Ranked Swab

The Bode SecurSwab DUO-V swab system was the number one-ranked swab for both small and large volume DNA recovery, in the Swab Collection Study conducted by the National Forensic Science Technology Center and funded through the National Institute of Justice.3


Bode SecurSwab 2 DNA Collection System 

  • The Bode SecurSwab 2 is a complete collection system designed with a protective tube, barcode labels, and integrated desiccants. 

  • This design provides a quick-drying system to protect and preserve evidence, simplifies chain-of-custody, ensures the shaft won’t break during collection, and minimizes contamination. 


​​Protect your sample by collecting with the Bode BioSafe Swab.  The Bode BioSafe Swab is pretreated with a unique preservative designed to preserve and protect DNA evidence.

  • Increases DNA yields and stability
  • Helps prevent bacterial growth
  • Deactivates enzymes (DNase)​

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Bode SecurSwab DUO-V DNA Collector 

  • The Bode SecurSwab DUO-V is a complete collection system with two cotton-tipped swabs for wet/dry collection and two integrated desiccants for faster drying. A fully-saturated swab dries in less than six hours.

Bode SecurSwab 2 DNA Collection Kit 

  • The Bode SecurSwab 2 collection kit allows for the documenting and transporting of samples from the scene of a crime.





































Bode IFP (Intelligence Field Pack) DNA Collection System 

  • The Bode Intelligence Field Pack (IFP) is a field-ready collection system that contains six collectors and packaged to fit into military cargo pockets. The IFP system is designed for fast collection while maintaining the chain-of-custody.

Bode SecurSwab DNA Collection System Ordering Chart



Catalog Number

Bode SecurSwab 2

Case of 100 individually foil-wrapped collectors


Bode SecurSwab 2 with barcodes

Case of 100 individually foil-wrapped collectors


Bode SecurSwab 2 collection kit

Case of 25


Bode SecurSwab DUO-V collectors with barcodes 

Case of 100


Bode IFP collectors

Case of 60 collectors

Case of 240 collectors



Bode DNA collector transport pouch

Case of 100


3 mL water vials

Case of 100
















Request a sample of any of the Bode SecurSwab DNA collection system products by calling 866-263-3443 or emailing



1. Internal data. Bode Technology, Lorton, Va, Drying Time and its Effect on DNA Yield.

2. Internal data. Bode Technology, Lorton, Va, Comparison of DNA loss from swab applicator transported in SecurSwab versus paper envelope. Issued Aug. 24, 2011.

3. National Forensic Science Technology Center. Swab Collection Study. Published April 24, 2012. Accessed July 22, 2015.


Bode Swab FAQ

Bode SecurSwab Line

Yes. Bode SecurSwab products can be utilized to collect any type of DNA sample.

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The Bode SecurSwab devices are designed so that the protective tube can serve as a handle.  This allows for a more rigorous collection of stains and better sample collection. 

Since it does not have to be air dried before packaging, it reduces the potential to introduce contamination. Packaging of wet swabs can also lead to transfer of sample to the container, thus reducing the amount of DNA left on the swab for testing and possible degradation of the DNA. The Bode SecurSwab DUO-V swab system ranked number one for both small- and large-volume DNA recovery in the Swab Collection Study conducted by the National Forensic Science Technology Center and funded through the National Institute of Justice.1

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Bode SecurSwab devices include a 100% cotton swab. Due to this property, it is compatible with most extraction and quantification kits. Internal testing has been based on Qiagen extraction methods. Our technical services team can assist clients in optimizing extraction and quantification procedures for SecurSwab Collector samples. 

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Bode’s Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines are ISO18385: 2016 accredited and are manufactured in our ISO 9001:2015 certified production facility.

Bode has achieved ISO 18385:2016 certification for the Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines. ISO18385:2016 confirms that Bode’s products meet the standards for the forensic market which enable these products to carry the label ISO18385 Forensic DNA Grade.


BSI Assurance MarkBode’s Production Facility in Lenexa, KS is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Bode manufactures collection products and collection kits within the facility. Through its ISO 9001:2015 certification, Bode demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Bode also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.