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A History of Specimen Collection: Swabs Then and Now

Feb 11, 2016 10:26:25 AM

Transport medium, in general, is defined as non-nutritive balanced, buffered media to provide a controlled environment and to maintain the viability of microorganisms without a significant increase in growth.

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Topics: Specimen Collection

Filtered Air-Breathable DNA Transport Systems vs Swab Boxes

Feb 4, 2016 10:54:18 AM

One of the biggest challenges faced by crime scene investigators is improper transportation and preservation of DNA samples.

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Topics: Forensics

Swabbing for Trace Evidence vs. Swabbing for Blood and Other Fluids

Jan 22, 2016 9:52:43 AM

Swabbing for blood or other fluids and collecting trace evidence are two totally different ball swab games.

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Topics: Forensics

Six Truths About Crime Scene DNA You Won't See on TV

Jan 13, 2016 11:08:56 AM

You've got a suspect in custody, run his DNA, found a match in CODIS, and you're ready to make an arrest. Now you just need a handsome detective in sunglasses to put the squeeze on the guy.

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Topics: Forensics

What You Should Know About Medical Swab Sterilization

Dec 21, 2015 8:35:06 AM

Sterilization is an incredibly important part of any medical process—everybody knows that. But how medical tools are sterilized is much less common knowledge.

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Topics: Sterile Swabs

Flu Season Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Puritan Swabs

Dec 17, 2015 8:29:23 AM

The flu is always a big topic of conversation this time of year—in the news, on the internet, everywhere—and there's a lot of information out there for medical professionals who are involved in flu testing. But how much of it is truly helpful?

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Topics: Flu, Specimen Collection, Diagnostic

How to Choose a Flocked Swab for Flu Testing

Nov 30, 2015 3:33:15 PM

When dealing with small or elusive samples as those needed for flu testing, flocked swabs are the way to go. Their ability to collect and elute specimen is unparalleled. 

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Topics: Flu, Specimen Collection

Your Beautiful, Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey... Thanks to Swabs

Nov 24, 2015 9:15:10 AM

Thanksgiving is a day when we count our blessings. We celebrate our health, our happiness, our family, and we celebrate it all by indulging in a traditional feast—a feast that generally features turkey.

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Veterinary

Which is the Best Type of Swab to Use When Diagnosing the Flu?

Nov 20, 2015 3:41:00 PM

Flocked Swab Flu Test

To the average patient, a flu test may seem simple. Stick a long swab up someone's nose and test the swab for the virus. Easy, right?

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Topics: Flu, Specimen Collection, Diagnostic

How Product Customization Really Works: A Case Study For Environmental Sampling Kits

Nov 11, 2015 8:47:48 AM

So you're considering purchasing a customized medical or environmental sampling product and you know what you need to do to get started, but you'd like to know how customization works in the real world before you commit. We understand that (and if you still need more information on how customization works, we recommend reading our previous posts on the subject).

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Topics: Specimen Collection, Media Transport Systems, Critical Environments, Industrial, Veterinary, Diagnostic, DNA, Environmental, Forensics, Health and Beauty

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