Traditionally, compact fibers such as cotton, polyester, and rayon have been used to create swab tips. The fibers are compressed and shaped into the desired tip type.
These fibers still have many useful applications today and are especially effective when used in PCR viral DNA amplification. But it's estimated that only 10%–15% of the organisms collected on traditional spun fiber swabs can be recovered from cultures. The nature of spun fiber used in these PCR swabs results in greater entrapment of the specimen.
With particularly small samples, this could mean losing virtually all usable specimen, prohibiting subsequent sample analysis. The construction and shape of the swab are also important as these affect the amount of specimens recovered.
The ideal collection device must have the ability to absorb and release the sample and maintain the viability.
Cleanmo's flocked swabs immediately release sample into liquid media. Since there is no inner core to trap the sample, recovery is dramatically improved over traditional fiber swabs. Sterile flocked swabs eliminate the need for forceps, gauze swabs, bowls and bottled solutions.
Measurable and consistent uptake and transfer from patient for a quantitative measurement and improved test sensitivity.
Our flocked swabs are compatible with multiple applications and platforms, such as antigen testing, EIA, molecular-based assays, DFA, cytology testing, forensics, bacteriology and virology culture.
Cleanmo's sterile flocked swabs have anatomical designs and a soft brush like texture in order to rapidly and efficiently dislodge cells that make them the perfect nasal swab for viral sample collection.
The swab must come in contact with the posterior nasopharynx mucosa and be rotated several times over for five to 10 seconds to collect sufficient cells.
Sterile Swabs: 100 pcs/box (Designed for Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimens) Please CONTACT US for bulk pricing on orders over 20 boxes (2,000 swabs) STERILIZATION METHOD: Irradiation
Cleanmo’s sterile flocked swabs feature perpendicular nylon fibers that optimize specimen collection and elution into transport media. These sterile nasal swabs also feature a molded break point that allows you to safely and easily break off the swab stick, and several break point options are available for different tubes. Unlike traditional fiber swabs, which resemble a mattress or cushion, Cleanmo’s flocked nasal swabs have no internal absorbent core to disperse and entrap the specimen. The entire sample stays close to the surface for fast and complete elution. The perpendicular Nylon fibers of sterile flocked swabs serve as a soft brush and allow improved collection of cell samples. Capillary action between the fiber strands facilitates strong hydraulic uptake of liquid sample, and the sample stays close to the surface allowing easy elution. These nasal swabs are designed for the collection of nasopharyngeal specimens used in Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) processing to aid in the detection of viral specimens.