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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

Food Handlers Swabs: How To Choose the Right Swab for Food Safety

Apr 26, 2016 12:51:06 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die every year from foodborne illness. Some of the culprits are disease-causing microbes or pathogens, such as the norovirus, Listeria, Salmonella, and E. coli. Poisonous chemicals and other substances are also guilty of causing foodborne diseases—of which there are more than 250. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Environmental

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

Before You Say AHH... Learn More About Swabbing for Strep Throat

Mar 4, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Do you have a sore throat? headache? fever, chills, and muscle pains? These can be early signs of  influenza, strep throat and other winter illnesses.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Medical, Diagnostic

You Asked for It. We Made it. Introducing Opti-Tranz™ and Opti-Tranz Plus™ Collection & Transport Systems

Feb 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

You asked for it. We made it. (And we made it better.)

Introducing Opti-Tranz® and Opti-Tranz® Plus – our brand new line of traditional liquid and semi solid collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications.

Available with different size swab tips and handles, this new line pairs traditional transport medium options with innovative swab technologies to facilitate the collection of specimens from various patient sites.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

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: Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

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, Flocked Swabs, 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, Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

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, Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

Puritan Granted Chinese Patent for HydraFlock® Flocked Swabs

Aug 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

We’re happy to announce that Puritan Medical Products has recently been awarded a new Chinese patent for our high-performance HydraFlock® flocked swab.

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Topics: Puritan, Flocked Swabs

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