“We use Copan flocked nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs for the collection of all respiratory specimens. Our studies have determined that Copan swabs are far superior when compared to traditional NP swabs and NP aspirates/washes for the recovery of cellular material, resulting in the increased detection of all types of respiratory viruses.”
COPAN Flocked Swabs Ordering Information
Copan’s Patented* Flocked Swabs comprise of a solid molded plastic applicator shaft with a tip that can vary in size and shape. The tip of the applicator is coated with short Nylon® fibers that are arranged in a perpendicular fashion. This perpendicular arrangement results from a process called flocking, where the fibers are sprayed onto the tip of the swab, while it is held in an electrostatic field. This process creates a highly absorbent thin layer with an open structure. Unlike traditional fiber wound swabs, which resemble a mattress or cushion, Copan Flocked Swabs have no internal absorbent core to disperse and entrap the specimen– the entire sample stays close to the surface for fast and complete elution. The perpendicular Nylon® fibers act like a soft brush and allow improved collection of cell samples. Capillary action between the fiber strands facilitates strong hydraulic uptake of liquid sample, and the sample stays close to the surface allowing easy elution.
Ergonomic and Anatomic Design
For improved patient comfort and efficiency in specimen collection.
Rapid Automatic Elution
Instant and spontaneous release into liquid media.
Improved Sample Collection
Velvet brush-like texture rapidly and efficiently dislodges cells and collects liquid by capillarity.
Quantitative Volume Transfer
Measureable and consistent uptake and transfer from patient to test tube.
Product clearance and availability restrictions may apply in some Countries. Please consult our local company or Copan distributors for the availability of these products in your Country.
Flocked Swab Studies
Scientific studies show that Copan Flocked Swabs significantly improve the quantity of sample collected and released into various culture and assay systems, improving the sensitivity of tests and the quality of diagnostics.