Puritan’s dry transport system securely holds a swab in a round bottom tube made from virgin polypropylene resin, creating a safe and sterile environment to accommodate many different styles of collection devices. The injection molded cap assures a precision fit for multiple handle styles eliminating any foreign adhesive which may interfere with the specimen and its sterility. These tubes include a distinctive label describing product identity, expiry date, as well as spots for patient identification and collection information. The labels also act as a tamper resistant seal when attached to the cap so you can ensure the security and purity of your sample quickly. Ideal for specimen collection for testing and screening, it’s most commonly used in cell collection for DNA testing. It’s also used for Veterinary, Opthalmology, Pediatrics, and Oropharyngeal applications. The shelf life is 3 years, so these swabs will hold up superbly on the shelf.
Flock swabs have excellent absorption and elution of specimens when HydraFlock’s high levels of absorbency just aren’t necessary. Tested by an independent lab to the most stringent standards (less than 25 pg of human DNA), you can rely on these swabs to get you the samples you want and need. Flock swabs comprise of a solid molded plastic applicator shaft with a tip that can vary in size and shape. The tip of the applicator is coated with short nylon fibers that are arranged in a perpendicular fashion. This perpendicular arrangement results from a process called flocking, where the fibers are sprayed onto the tip of the swab, while it is held in an electrostatic field. The process creates a highly absorbent thin layer with an open structure.
Unlike traditional fiber wound swabs, which resemble a mattress or cushion, FLOQSwabs 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 serve as a soft brush and allow the 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.
FDA Approved Collection Devices & Saliva Swabs
More than any other step, ensuring you can get quality samples, whether those be DNA or otherwise, is the most critical step in the medical kitting process. Using only FDA approved products for your kits or for general use should be the norm and you should never deviate from it. The approval process is long and covers everything you can imagine, so you know if you’re getting an FDA approved product it’s going to do what it says nearly every single time. Rather than hoping you get good samples, you can rest assured that these swabs are going to pick up a great sample every single time. Good science requires the right tools to get proper results every time, good samples are the basis of it all. So do yourself a favor, use our FDA approved collection devices.