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RIDT vs RT-PCR vs Viral Culture for Flu Testing

Sep 21, 2015 3:01:35 PM

Back to school fever isn’t just for parents and kids. It’s inevitable with all that mixing and mingling that, come September, everyone’s getting sick.

Doctor’s offices and clinics find themselves inundated with RIDT flu tests, while long-term care facilities find themselves performing viral cell cultures and RT-PCR tests on a regular basis.

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Topics: Flu, Media Transport Systems

UniTranz-RT Validated for Viral Sample Storage at Room Temperature

Sep 9, 2015 4:54:36 PM


One of the biggest challenges in off-site specimen collection is maintaining the viability of the sample during collection and transport. 

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Topics: Media Transport Systems

Swabs Can Be Used as School Science Supplies! Learn How

Sep 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Back to School – An American Story of Science in the Classroom

As Fall approaches, and kids head back to school, I recall many memories of grammar school as I suspect we all do. Did your 2nd-grade class collect butterflies or rocks? Once you made it to middle school, were you the star of the science fair? And in high school, perhaps you showed your scientific expertise with a solar energy experiment. I know I was engaged in all these activities but never gave any thought to how the materials that sparked our imagination were selected or provided. There is a market segment of distributors that specifically serves education, specializing in school science supplies. One such distributor is Carolina Biological Supply Company, located in Burlington, North Carolina.

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