What is a flocking swab? What is it used for? What are the advantages? What should I pay attention to?

by:Cleanmo      2022-09-30

What is a flocked swab?

The so-called flocking is actually the process of applying multiple lengths of umami to the surface of the adhesive coating. If the head of the cotton swab is flocked at this time, then we call it a flocking swab.

Flocking swab is a disposable sampling swab composed of nylon short fiber fluff head and abs plastic rod.

What is a flocked swab used for?

Flocked swabs are mainly used for oral and nasopharyngeal sampling, cervicovaginal sampling, and laboratory testing.

Of course, it can also be divided into throat swabs, oral swabs, DNA swabs, and cervical swabs according to different uses. It is similar to the above classification, but it is slightly different. It is mainly used by laboratory testing centers and hospitals.
What are the advantages of flocking swabs?

The flocking swab is made of nylon fiber flocking technology, and the front end is coated with nylon short fibers fixed in a vertical manner, so that there is no absorption hole in the entire collection area of ​​the swab, and the sample will not be scattered and retained in the fibers, which is beneficial to Faster and more efficient elution.

To limit damage to the sample and improve the accuracy of detection, the swabs are made from completely inert components. This makes flocked swabs ideal for PCR work, as flocked swabs are biocompatible and ideal for PCR work.

Considerations when collecting with flocked sampling swabs:

1. Be careful not to touch the sampling head with hands and other items, so as not to contaminate the sampling head and affect the sampling results;

2. Within 30 minutes before sampling, be careful not to smoke, drink, or eat. Pay attention to this point, otherwise it will have a greater impact on the sampling results;

3. Sampling swabs are disposable products and cannot be used twice. If the packaging is found to be damaged, they must not be used. Such products will not only affect the sampling results, but also cause certain damage to the sampled during the use process. The problem.
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