FecalSwab™ Cary-Blair Collection and Transport System
Convenient fecal and rectal swab collection system converts solid or semi-solid specimens into liquid form for enteric diagnostics.
FecalSwab™ is a convenient system for transporting fecal samples in small instrument-ready tubes saving space and making it easier to transport to the laboratory. FecalSwab™ simplifies and standardizes fecal sample collection, transport and processing by converting solid or semi-solid specimens into liquid phase, in instrument ready tubes, to facilitate automated fecal sample processing.
After conducting the primary culture of FecalSwab™, the Flocked Swab and cap assembly can be transferred to COPAN Selenite Broth tubes for selective enrichment of Salmonella. The remaining sample can also be used for a molecular enteric diagnostics.
Benefits of FecalSwab™
- Get Better Results with Less Fecal Sample
- Use as Rectal Swab or for Stool Sample Collection
- Smaller than Traditional Containers for Easy Transport
- Liquid Based System Optimal for Automation
FecalSwab™ comprises of a regular COPAN FLOQSwab™ and a shatterproof, screw cap tube containing 2mL of modified Cary-Blair medium.
Easy to Use
Using the flocked swab provided in the collection kit, a small quantity of sample can be transferred into the tube by medical staff or by a technologist after the specimen has been provided by the patient. FecalSwab™ can also be used to take a rectal swab sample.
Easy to Transport
FecalSwab™ semi solid system simplifies, and streamlines fecal sample collection, transport and processing. The shatterproof compact tubes, instead of bulky fecal specimen containers, save space and make it easier to transport to the laboratory.
Less is More
Traditional fecal transport systems collect a quantity far greater than needed for culture or molecular testing. FecalSwab™ provides a more compact and neat alternative to large, bulky transport containers.
Liquid Based System
FecalSwab™ simplifies and streamlines fecal sample collection, transport and processing by converting solid or semi-solid specimens into liquid phase in standardized tubes.
Optimal for Use on Automated Specimen Processors
FecalSwab™ converts solid or semi-solid fecal specimens into a sample suitable for automatic specimen processors, in space saving, instrument-ready tubes.
Safe, Shatterproof Polypropylene Skirted Tube
Distinctive tube has an internal conical shape enabling centrifugation of samples. Shape also allows tubes to stand upright on the laboratory bench.
How is the product used?
Using the Flocked Swab provided in the collection kit, a small sample of feces (approx 1g) can be transferred into the tube by medical staff after the patient has provided the sample or by a technologist after the fecal specimen has been received in the laboratory. Alternatively, FecalSwab™ can be used to take a rectal sample directly from the patient.
What type of media is used with FecalSwab™?
Can FecalSwab™ be used with automation?
Yes, FecalSwab™ is packaged in plastic, ready to use tubes, which can easily be put onto WASP®DT automation specimen processor.
Catalog Number: 4C024S
Product Description: Screw cap tube with 2mL modified Cary-Blair medium, One regular flocked swab
Tube Size: 12x80mm
Swab Type: Flocked
Unit of Measure (UOM): 50 pcs per box - 10 x 50 per case