FLOQSwabs™ Flocked SwabsOrdering Information
Patented* FLOQSwabs 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, FLOQSwabs™ 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 which facilitates improved collection of cellular material. Capillary action between the fiber strands facilitates strong hydraulic uptake of liquid sample, and the sample stays close to the surface allowing easy elution.
FLOQSwabs™ are versatile and ideal for bacteriology samples, virology culture, DFA testing, rapid direct testing, EIA, PCR and molecular-based assays, as well as for forensic applications.
Scientific studies show that that FLOQSwabs™ significantly improve the quantity of samples collected and samples released into various culture and assay systems, improving the sensitivity of various diagnostic tests and the quality of diagnostics. Click here to read more studies about FLOQSwabs™.