Patented Liquid Based Collection and Transport System for Microbiology Samples
ESwab™ combines a COPAN-invented flocked swab with 1mL of Liquid Amies in a plastic, screw cap tube. The innovative system elutes over 90% of patient specimen into the liquid medium. The result is evidence-based, improved pathogen recovery, expanded testing capabilities, and better patient care.
Multipurpose ESwab™ offers exceptional clinical outcomes and value to laboratories and point of care providers:
- Improved pathogen recovery for traditional bacteriology culture
- Liquid based system easily processed on automated specimen processors and liquid handling pipetting systems, minimizing manual handling
- Homogeneous sample for more consistent and precise Gram Stains
- Can be used for Molecular and Rapid Antigen testing on an increasing number of manufacturers' platforms.
ESwab™ has been tested and validated in full compliance with CLSI M40-A2: Quality Control of Microbiological Transport System Standard. The FDA cleared collection and transport system is suitable for aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria maintaining viability for up to 48 hours at room or refrigerator temperature (Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival at 24 hours per CLSI standard).
Multiple investigations can be performed from the same ESwab™ sample:
- Multiple culture plates
- Molecular testing
- Rapid antigen tests
- Gram stains
For patients, this means fewer samples need to be collected offering a more comfortable experience.
For laboratories, ESwab™ provides a broad range of testing applications replacing the traditional practices requiring multiple swabs with just one ESwab™; thus eliminating costs associated with stocking numerous swab types.