Flocked Sampling Swab used for cell & virus specimen collection, designed for Nasopharyngeal clinical diagnostics. It utilises state of the art “spray on technology” whereby the flocking process, by means of electro-static charge, perpendicularly attaches millions of nylon microfibers on the medical grade flock tip.
Ideal for collecting large amounts of cells and instant and thorough elution into the transport medium. The perpendicular nylon fibers act like a soft brush, allowing the improved collection and release of both cellular and liquid samples.
Ergonomic and anatomic design – Perpendicular nylon fiber acts like a soft brush thus improving patient comfort and efficiency in cell specimen collection.
Improved sample collection – Sprayed-on fibers are statically charged and attached to the applicator tip in a uniform perpendicular manner. This allows for strong capillary action cell specimens to be rapidly absorbed.
Superior sample elution – The open fiber structure allows for instant dislodging of sample into the liquid medium, unlike traditional wound swabs where the specimen is entrapped in the mattress core.
Increased assay sensitivity – Flocked swabs are proven to elute >95% of specimen sample, resulting in improved assay sensitivity.
Certified free of inhibitors and interference – Flocked swabs are certified DNASE, RNASEfree and human DNA free. They are also free of any PCR inhibitors. Certificate of analysis available for each lot manufactured.
Sterilisation – ETO.