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00:17 Each eSwab collection system consists of a sterile peel pouch that contains a Nylon Flocked Swab, with molded breakpoint marked with pink line, and one Screw-cap tube with 1 ml of modified Liquid Amies Transport medium.
00:19 eSwab is easy to use:
00:21 Put on gloves.
00:24 Open the peel pouch.
00:31 Remove the swab.
00:39 Collect the patient's sample using the swab.
00:48 Remove the screw cap from the tube and insert the swab all the way to the bottom of the tube.
00:59 Holding the swab shaft close to the rim of the tube, break the applicator shaft at the colour breakpoint indication line.
01:02 Hold the tube opening away from your face.
01:10 Screw the cap on tightly to prevent leakage.
01:21 Write the patient's information on the tube or apply a label.
01:26 Apply label vertically on the tube as shown.
The ESwab fluid maintains the viability of diverse bacteria.
Do not send a dry ESwab as this will lead to unsatisfactory results. If the tube spills its contents prior to inserting the swab, the liquid is non-toxic.
01:52 Simply put the swab into another tube before sending it to the laboratory and discard the spilled tube.