Self Collection

Self sampling device
 
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The simplification and miniaturization of diagnostic tests have allowed testing to be performed outside laboratories: physicians’ offices, pharmacies, clinics or event at home.
Diversity of patients and testing may result in different propensity for collection setting: HOME, point-of-care, hospital. “If near-patient and POC tests combined to a self-collection are utilized wisely as part of the clinical decision-making process, they have the potential to reduce the spread of disease. … “
It is common belief that self-sampling is a necessity which responds to needs of all the involved parties. From patients‘ standpoint, there may be practical and organizational barriers (i.e. travel, logistic and childcare issues, work commitments, etc.), emotional barriers (ie. Embarrassment, fear of discomfort, etc.) cultural factors all of which find positive and useful aspects into the self-collection.
Plenty of data demonstrate accuracy and very good agreement between self-sampling and physician sampling which led many health program commitees to adopt it: such decision resulted for health initiatives to increase campaign attendance rate and that is why it is unanimous saying that Self-collected specimens can increase the success of screening.

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    Features of Self Vaginal Collection

    Self Vaginal Collection-Device Features
    • Easy to use
    • Made of nylon FLOQSwabs® for soft collection
    • Round shape design to reduce discomfort during the collection
    • Designed to standardize the collection (one time right, no repeated sampling)
    • Ergonomic shaft to facilitate the rotatory movement
    • Red mark to show fingers position
    • Ability to preserve nucleic acids stability up to 4 weeks at room temperature
    • The new solution for home self-sampling, collection, shipping and easy processing in the laboratory
    • Quantitative Volume Transfer

    Benefits of Self Vaginal Collection

    Self Vaginal Collection Benefits

    "Women are really busy” the self-collected vaginal swab is a newer method of collection that offers several advantages compared to traditional methods:

    • Reduce waste of time for women that don’t want to take time off from work
    • Absolute privacy
    • Increased comfort
    • Reduced anxiety
    • Cost-effective way to increase participation in STD and HPV screening programs

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