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CDC Taps Puritan for Custom Norovirus Detection Solution

Feb 1, 2017 10:25:55 AM

When Dr. Jan Vinje was looking for a swab to conduct his work at the CDC, he came to Puritan.

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Topics: Diagnostic, Environmental

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Get the Symptoms Straight

Nov 30, 2016 4:11:24 PM

Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat—classic cold, right? It's possible, but it could also be the flu.

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Topics: Flu, Medical, Diagnostic

How to Swab for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Nov 22, 2016 10:53:47 AM

According to a new CDC report, the number of people infected with gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis is at an all-time high. 

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Topics: Diagnostic

Interested in Clinical Microbiology Automation? Know Which Enrichment and Transport Media to Use

Nov 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Microbiology automation is an important trend in the industry right now and enrichment and transport media is at the heart of it. 

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Topics: Diagnostic, Liquid Based Media

How Point-of-Care Tests Can Make Your Life Easier This Flu Season

Oct 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Did you know that treatment for influenza is most effective when implemented just 48 hours after the onset of symptoms? Having such a short window in which to help people puts tremendous pressure on healthcare professionals. Fortunately, advancements have been made in recent years that have reduced testing turnaround time (TAT) for patients. 

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Topics: Flu, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

How to Take Self-Swab Samples for Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Sep 13, 2016 10:15:08 AM

Group B strep, or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a type of naturally-occurring bacteria found in the digestive tract and birth canal of one in four pregnant women.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

Inoculation Loop vs Wooden Applicator Sticks for MALDI-TOF MS Analysis

Jul 15, 2016 1:43:57 PM

Most commonly used for bacterial typing and diagnosis, the MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry (MS) method helps laboratory techs identify bacteria species quickly and efficiently. 

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Topics: Medical, Diagnostic

How to Swab for MRSA

May 11, 2016 10:22:15 AM

Healthcare swabs are one of our specialties as a company. Through our research and interactions with many different types of healthcare providers, we have come to know how incredibly difficult and important their work is. Our goal is to make sure our swabs provide the end user with exactly what they need so they can always perform at the highest level.

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Medical, Diagnostic

Join the Flock Q&A: What Flocked Swabs Are, Why You Need Them, and Where to Get Them

Apr 7, 2016 11:13:28 AM

If you’re reading this, you probably have a good idea of what swabs are, and what they might be used for. But you can always stand to know more. Here are a few popular questions about the world of flocked swabs.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

Why Should Pets get a DNA Test?

Mar 24, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Most people understand that there are situations where human DNA needs to be collected and analyzed. DNA analysis can be used to place someone at a crime scene, to check for predisposition to diseases, or predict response to certain medications. But did you know the same can be done for pets?

The world of DNA testing for pets has expanded since the first tests became available in 2007. Veterinary offices have been the main source for these tests but in more recent years websites such as DNA My Dog and Cat Ancestry have been gaining popularity.

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Topics: Medical, Diagnostic, Veterinary

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