ESwab® is the only liquid-based multipurpose collection and transport system that maintains the viability of aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria for up to 48 hours at room and refrigerator temperature (GC up to 24h). ESwab® is a truly open platform suitable for automation, gram stains, traditional culture, and molecular assays. With a Flocked Swab and 1 ml of modified Liquid Amies, ESwab® elutes the entire sample into the medium providing to the lab aliquots of liquid sample suspension which can be used to run multiple tests from a single specimen collected from a patient. It represents an ideal collection and transport system to be used for automated liquid handling, such as Copan’s WASP®: Walk-Away Specimen Processor.
The Best in Sample Collection
Each sterile, single-use kit consists of a polypropylene screw-cap tube containing 1mL of Liquid Amies Medium and applicator swab with flocked nylon fiber tip. After collection, the swab drains spontaneously and completely into the medium, providing up to 10 identical 100µL aliquots for multiple testing. This means that you don’t have to take a bunch of samples, you can have one sample and use it multiple times if needed, which makes it easier for the lab and patients alike.