SL Solution: Sputum Liquefying Solution

  Convenient Ready to Use System for Liquefying Sputum Specimens

Copan’s SLsolution is a ready to use mucolytic agent for sputum samples with the principle active ingredient being Dithiotreitol (DTT). 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.

Ready to Use in Barrier Plastic
  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

Enables Automated Sample Processing 

Room Temperature Stable


Copan SLsolution in bulk:
-12 X 80mm polypropylene screw-cap tubes with internal conical shape filled with 1ml of DTT solution in liquid phase
Copan SLsolution and Sputum Dipper™ Kit
SLSolution(tm) 0,5ml of DTT solution in liquid phase in 12x80 Screw Cap Tube in bulk
Copan SLSolution Kit:
-One 12X80 mm polypropylene screw-cap tube with internal conical shape filled with 1ml of DTT solution in liquid phase
-One sterile pasteur pipet for sputum sample transfer

Sputum Dipper

Sputum Dipper™, exclusive to Copan, allows for easy transfer of sputum samples from specimen container to SLsolution tube. The Sputum Dipper™, Copan’s latest innovation in pre-analytics, 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 the SLsolution. Sputum samples have a range of viscosities from thin mucus to thick and purulent, which makes it difficult for the technologist to consistently sample. The unique Sputum Dipper™ cuts through all types of samples, collecting the right volume of specimen within the molded spirals of the drill-shaped head, which is then mixed with SLsolution.

Ingenious and Convenient Tool to Collect and Transfer
 Sputum Samples

Works Efficiently with any Sample Viscosity
  Collects thin mucus and also cuts through the most purulent, tenacious samples

Delivers the Correct Volume into the DTT Reagent 


Sputum Dipper:
Sterile individually wrapped

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.