Liquid Based Microbiology
Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM), a concept developed by COPAN with the advent of ESwab™ in 2005, transforms previously challenging samples such as swabs, feces and sputum into liquid samples. LBM has several important advantages to the laboratory.
Fewer collection devices can be used for more tests.
Point of care providers can avoid taking multiple samples from a patient.
Medical and nursing staff now collect fewer samples since the lab does not need multiple swab samples. Multipurpose ESwab™ can be used in the lab for aerobes, anaerobes and fastidious bacteria, as well rapid antigen tests* and molecular assays*, and replace multiple product SKUs with just one!
With previously challenging samples now in uniform containers and liquid format, Microbiology labs can easily automate up front specimen processing, freeing up the time of precious lab personnel.
As part of the line of LBM products, COPAN offers a full range of selective enrichment broths to help maximize the utilization of automation and bring further efficiencies to specimen processing.
The LBM line brings previously challenging specimens into liquid format in ready to use standard size plastic containers, optimal for automation in Microbiology. This standardization in Microbiology helps to streamline specimen processing, allowing busy laboratories the ability to automate up front processing and offer expanded testing capabilities.