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Helping Businesses and Schools Efficiently Screen for COVID-19

PodSwab™ is a sample collection kit with one tube of UTM® Universal Transport Media™ paired with five flocked swabs for testing groups or pods of people, helping businesses and schools efficiently screen employees and students, saving costs and time.

  • Does your organization screen work groups for COVID-19, or are you considering implementing a screening program?

  • Did you know you can substantially reduce costs for this type of testing using sample pooling?

Let’s Get Back to Work

Save on back to work COVID-19 screening by purchasing sample collection supplies directly from the leading manufacturer in sample collection! PodSwab™ is a sample collection kit with one tube of UTM® Universal Transport Media™ paired with five flocked swabs for testing groups or pods of people, helping businesses and schools efficiently screen employees and students, saving costs and time.

Screen Employees and Students for COVID-19 Using a Cost-Saving Pooled Testing Method

Designed to streamline and ease the burden of COVID-19 testing, PodSwab™ consists of 6 mL UTM® and 5 nasal flocked swabs allowing for up to five different individual samples in each tube.

By pooling samples, testers are able to significantly increase the number of individuals that can be tested at a lower cost. Pooling increases the number of individuals that can be tested using the same amount of resources and can detect both symptomatic and asymptomatic persons.

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Using PodSwab™ for Your Testing is Quick and Efficient

Sample collection should be performed in accordance with the test manufacturer’s package insert. These illustrations serve as a general guideline for sample collection.

The concept for pooling samples looks like this:

  1. Samples are collected from a group, or pod of people using one swab per person.
  2. The samples are then combined together into a single tube.
  3. If the pooled test is negative for COVID, then all people in the pod are considered negative.
  4. If a pooled test result is positive, then each person within the pod must be individually retested to determine who was positive.

Powered By UTM®: Viral Transport Medium

Universal Transport Media or UTM® is an FDA-cleared collection and transport system suitable for collection, transport, maintenance, and long-term freeze storage of clinical specimens containing viruses, including COVID-19. The transport medium-filled tube, complete with plastic screw cap, maintains organism viability for 48 hours at room or refrigerated temperature.

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Setting Up A Pooled Testing Strategy Is Easy

Do You Need Help Implement A Pooled Sample Program at Your Workplace?

Contact us! Our Helpful Customer Service Team would be happy to help if you have any questions on how to set up a pooling plan at your facility.