blood swab

blood swab

A blood sample taken with a cotton-tipped stick. Blood swabs are of use for obtaining culture material for suspected infections and, assuming a proper chain of custody has been documented, DNA testing for paternity and criminal investigations.
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For swab samples (Figure 1, panel A), the highest amount of viral RNA was in oral, nasal, and blood samples; oral and blood swab specimens consistently showed positive results for all animals until week 4 for oral specimens and week 3 for blood, when 1 animal was negative for each specimen type.
Together they arrived at the idea of including blood swab registry kits inside packets of adhesive bandages.
He was snared by a blood swab after the burglary on January 12.
We also take any blood swabs from the area and analyse the the blood patterns at the scene.
Heart blood swabs were obtained by immersing the tip in blood contained within the atria or right ventricle.