The sterile flocked nylon swab (nasal & oral swabs) has a short perpendicular ultra-flexible nylon shaft that is designed for better patient comfort. This nylon shaft is attached with soft nylon strands that results in efficient collection and release of particulate matter. It yields significantly more sample which helps in maximizing the sensitivity of serological and molecular detection assays. This swab has a molded breakpoint which allows the swab to be broken in to the tube. Sample collection tube is designed in such a way that can directly inserted into automated nucleic acid extraction systems.
Transportation of the Samples:
- Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
- Samples can be refrigerated at 2-8°C after collection or can be transported at 2-8°C on wet ice within 48 hours.
- If a long delay is expected in transit and processing, samples should be transported on dry ice and should be frozen at -70ºC.
Storage and shelf life: