Sputum Liquefying System
The SnotBuster™ (also known as SLSolution™) system combines the COPAN invented Sputum Dipper™ with a ready to use mucolytic agent in a vacuum sealed plastic tube. Easily transfer sputum specimens using the unique drill-shaped tool (the Sputum Dipper™) and liquefy the sample for easy processing.
SnotBuster™ offers exceptional laboratory value:
- Liquid based system is easily handled by automated specimen processors and automatic pipetting systems, minimizing manual handling
- Easier, more consistent, and reproducible specimen planting and streaking
- Simplify handling of challenging sputum specimens using the efficient Sputum Dipper™ tool, handles all types of sputum viscosity from liquid to very tenacious sputum samples.
Single use product saves cost and avoids waste of making reagents for liquifying sputum in bulk. SnotBuster™ has been tested and validated for liquefying sputum samples prior to culturing for the isolation of bacteria and fungi without affecting the morphology, growth or microscopic staining and appearance of pathogens.