Swabs for Testing Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 testing is continually evolving. When conducting diagnostic testing for COVID-19, the CDC recommends Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Oropharyngeal (OP) swabbing. Depending on how the platform used to test the specimen, some tests are designed to analyze a swab specimen directly, without the use of any media. Other platforms require the swabs to be placed immediately into a sterile transport tube containing 2-3mL of either UniTranz-RT™ Universal Transport Systems, Opti-Swab® - Liquid Amies Transport Systems, or sterile saline solution. Our foam or flock swabs are the ideal swab for nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal specimen collection when 2019-nCoV is suspected.
A new era in flock swab technology. HydraFlock provides superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of Hydra’s multi-length fibers are designed to enhance rapid absorption and quick release of biological specimens.
This specialty applicator is tipped with 100ppi medical grade polyurethane foam. Ideal for nasal, anterior nares, buccal specimen collection for testing and screening.
Puritan UniTranz-RT™ Collection and Transport System is intended for the collection and transport of clinical samples containing viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas from the collection site to the testing laboratory...
The Puritan Opti-Swab Liquid Amies Collection and Transport System consists of a sterile peel-open pouch containing a pre-scored HydraFlock® flocked swab and a polypropylene screw-cap vial containing 1 ml of modified liquid Amies medium.