There’s no question that flocked swabs have revolutionized specimen collection.
Mar 27, 2017 2:44:38 PM
Topics: Flocked Swabs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Nov 20, 2015 3:41:00 PM
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?