SnotBuster™ and Sputum Dipper™
Convenient Ready to Use System for Liquefying Sputum Specimens
SnotBuster™ (a.k.a. SLsolution) is a ready to use mucolytic agent for sputum samples with the principle active ingredient being Dithiotreitol (DTT). SnotBuster™ (a.k.a. SLsolution) quickly liquefies sputum specimens without affecting the morphology, growth or microscopic staining of pathogens in the sputum. It enables the emulsification of sputum and mucus resulting in a homogenous suspension allowing for easier, more consistent and reproducible planting and streaking of specimens.
Sputum Dipper™, exclusive to COPAN, allows for easy transfer of sputum samples from specimen container to SnotBuster™ (a.k.a. SLsolution) tube. The Sputum Dipper™ will transform the way sputum samples are handled. The ingenious drill-shaped design allows laboratory technologists to easily manipulate and transfer a representative sample of sputum from the sample container to SnotBuster™ (a.k.a. SLsolution). The unique Sputum Dipper™ cuts through all types of sample viscosities, collecting the right volume of specimen within the molded spirals of the drill-shaped head.
Ready to Use in Barrier Plastic
With SnotBuster™ there is no need for rehydration of powder or dilution of liquid concentrate. Tubes of reagent are provided ready to mix with sputum sample. Shatterproof tubes are packaged in a modified atmosphere and vacuum sealed to protect the integrity of the reagent.
Minimizes Reagent Wastage
Saves cost by avoiding excess use of reagent due to large batch mixing.
Enables Automated Sample Processing
Challenging sputum samples are quickly and easily liquefied, and can be automated on specimen processing systems, such as WASP®DT.
Room Temperature Stable
Ingenious and Convenient Tool to Collect and Transfer Sputum Samples
Works Efficiently with Any Sample Viscosity
Unique tool collects thin mucus and also cuts through the most purulent, tenacious samples.
Delivers the Correct Volume into the DTT Reagent
The unique grooved head automatically collects the correct sample volume to deliver into the SnotBuster™ tube.
What is the active ingredient in the SnotBuster™ solution?
The active ingredient in SnotBuster™ is Dithiotreitol (DTT).
Does the sputum liquefying solution used in SnotBuster™ affect morphology of the cells?
No, the Dithiotreitol (DTT) used in the SnotBuster™ tubes does not affect morphology growth or microscopic staining of pathogens in the sputum.
Is SnotBuster™ room temperature stable?
Catalog Number: 0U019N
Tube Size: 12x80 mm
SnotBuster™ (SLsolution) in bulk: SnotBuster (SLSolution) PET tube with capture cap containing 1 mL SLSolution
Unit of Measure (UOM): 50 tubes per shelf pack 6 x 50 tubes per case
Catalog Number: 0U020N.A
Tube Size: 12x80 mm
SnotBuster™ (SLsolution) and Sputum Dipper™
Kit: SnotBuster (SLSolution) PET tube with capture cap containing 1 mL SLSolution and Sputum Dipper transfer device.
Unit of Measure (UOM): 50 kits per shelf pack - 6 x 50 kits per case
Catalog Number: 2U063S01
Product Description: Sputum Dipper™, sputum transfer device, individually wrapped, sterile
Unit of Measure (UOM): 100 pcs per shelf pack - 10 x 100 pcs per case