In the world of science, precision is key. This is especially true when it comes to collecting samples for your diagnostic workflow. In order to get the most accurate results, you need to use the right tools for the job. That's why flocked swabs are becoming a popular choice among scientists. Unlike traditional cotton swabs, flocked swabs are made with soft, synthetic fibers that collect more specimen with each swipe. This makes them ideal for difficult-to-reach areas, including the nasopharyngeal collection method that many PCR tests call for. Plus, many flocked swabs lack an internal core which can often trap the specimen. They also tend to provide superior patient comfort.
It's easy to forget the importance of transport media when you're dealing with constant deadlines, but it's worth taking a step back and remembering why we use them in the first place. Transport media play a crucial role in transporting microbes and nutrients to their desired destination, so it's important to use the right type for your application. This is especially true when transporting collected biological samples as part of a diagnostic workflow, such as with COVID-19 PCR testing. Viral transport medium (VTM) products can be very effective in these situations as they remain effective at ambient temperatures, thus maintaining the integrity of samples.
If you're in the market for swabs and transport media, you'll be happy to hear that Thomas Scientific is now offering both products for shipping, from top suppliers Copan and Supera respectively. That means you can get your hands on top-quality swabs and transport media without having to leave your lab. Plus, because we offer both products, you can be sure to find the perfect solution for your needs. So what are you waiting for? Order today and see the difference quality makes.
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