Evaluation of Sample Cellularity and Nucleic Acids Stability Using COPAN eNAT™ Medium Associated with FLOQSwabs®: Self-collected versus Clinician-vaginal Sampling

Vaginal self-sampling represents a promising alternative to increase women’s participation to screening for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases. Clinical specimens for nucleic acids amplification tests (NAATs) are traditionally transported in viral or bacterial culture media. Copan developed eNAT™, a molecular medium designed for storage and transport of clinical samples for the detection infectious agents by NAATs, able to inactivate pathogens viability and preserve nucleic acids at room temperature for extended
periods of time.