04580577 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method and apparatus for collecting saliva from a test subject comprises providing a flavored absorbent mass, such as a sponge, for mastication and charging with saliva and then expressing the saliva from the mass. Apparatus for this method comprises a barrel-piston arrangement in association with a specimen vial for storage until diagnostic testing.

Title
Method and apparatus for collecting saliva
Application Number
224306
Publication Number
4580577
Application Date
August 9, 1983
Publication Date
April 8, 1986
Inventor
Paul Brown
c/o MetPath Inc., One Malcolm Ave., Teterboro, 07608
NJ, US
Joseph O Brien
c/o MetPath Inc., One Malcolm Ave., Teterboro, 07608
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 10/00
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