Puritan flocked swab
technology was developed in 2012.
These two patents, are continuations of previous applications related to the flocked swab
technology, proudly invented and developed by Copan and dedicated to the collection of biological specimens.
For research purposes, a nasopharyngeal sample was collected from the boy at hospital admission by using a flexible pernasal flocked swab
; written informed consent was obtained from the parents.
The cost of the flocked swab
method was 58% less in terms of equipment and procedural time than for nasopharyngeal aspiration in this 106-patient study, Dr.
The average estimated yield of epithelial cells rated by laboratory personnel on a 1-4 scale was a score of 3.6 per flocked swab
and 3.0 per nasal aspirate.
The flocked swab
has no medium to dilute the specimen.
The introduction of the flocked swab
in 2003 allowed throat, wound, genital, etc.
For this review we will present the components of swabs and compare some commercial brands, including the newest commercially available swab, the flocked swab
A comparison of mid-turbinate flocked swab
specimens with nasopha ryngeal aspirates for the detection of respiratory viruses by the direct fluorescent antibody technique in children.
Tenders are invited for framework contracts for the supply of regular flocked swabs
A new concept for transporting clinical material on flocked swabs
in liquid Amies medium.
For proteomic analysis, the E.coli biofilms were recovered from the coating surfaces using nylon flocked swabs
and recovered into 2mL of sterile deionized water.