- Optimize both the collection and transport of these critical specimens
- Assure that the highest quality specimen is obtained from the patient
- Minimize loss of viability to eliminate costly inadequate samples and recollections
- Provide the convenience of one source for all cell culture needs
Features & benefits
Patented flocking technique increases surface area of the swab and puts the collection material where it needs to be. Use Flocked Swabs to recover up to twice as many infected cells as with mattress swabs.1
Flocked Swabs provide the highest cell recovery and release rate of any NP swabs. This provides a better specimen for all diagnostic platforms and reduces QNS samples by collecting a high volume of sample cells on a single swab.2
UTM has been shown to transport viruses – chlamydiae, mycoplasma and ureaplasma in a viable state – exceedingly well.
1Daley et al. “Comparison of Flocked and Rayon Swabs for Collection of Respiratory Epithelial Cells from Uninfected Volunteers and Symptomatic Patients.” Journal of Clinical Microbiology, June 2006, p. 2265-2267.
2Poster, Copan, “Lowered Sample Rejection Rate for Rapid Direct Detection of Respiratory Viruses in Children by Use of a Flocked Swab and Nasopharyngeal Sampling.” 2007 Clinical Virology Symposium, Clearwater, Florida. Universal Transport Medium is a trademark of CopanUSA.