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BD ESwab™ Collection and Transport System

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Overview

The BD ESwab™ collection and transport system helps collect clinical specimens containing aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria from the collection site, and transport them to the testing laboratory. In the lab, BD ESwab™ specimens are processed using standard clinical lab operating procedures for bacterial culture. The unique design of the flocked swab ensures optimal elution of the specimen into the transport medium.

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Features and Benefits
Modified liquid Amies

The BD ESwab™ system is 1 mL of modified liquid Amies medium packaged with a nylon flocked swab.

Swab options
The system is available in three flocked swab formats: regular, minitip and flexible minitip.
Swab differentiation
Color-coded caps offer easy flocked-swab differentiation.
Automated handling
The system features a suitable platform for automated liquid specimen-handling systems.
Viability
The system sustains the viability of aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria—in a single formulation.
Flexibility
The system offers flexibility in transport temperature ranges: in room or refrigerated temperatures for up to 48 hours.*
Ease of use
The system is easy to use; just collect, snap and elute.
Rapid elution
The sample rapidly and efficiently elutes from the flocked swab when placed in the transport medium for testing.
Liquid-based samples

The BD ESwab™ system provides 1 mL of sample suspension for Gram stain and multiple culture analyses.

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Notes

* The system has been tested and validated in full compliance with CLSI standard M40-A: Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems, including for Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival at 24 hours.

ESwab is a registered trademark of COPAN ITALIA S.P.A ©2017

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Products & Accessories
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    BD ESwab collection kitflexible minitip flocked swab

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    BD ESwab collection kitminitip flocked swab

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    BD ESwab collection kitregular flocked swab

References

Notes

* The system has been tested and validated in full compliance with CLSI standard M40-A: Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems, including for Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival at 24 hours.

ESwab is a registered trademark of COPAN ITALIA S.P.A ©2017

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References

Notes

* The system has been tested and validated in full compliance with CLSI standard M40-A: Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems, including for Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival at 24 hours.

ESwab is a registered trademark of COPAN ITALIA S.P.A ©2017

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