Can COPAN Genetics 4N6FLOQSwabs® be used for diagnostics?
No. 4N6FLOQSwabs® Genetics are not intended for diagnostic use.
What is a flocked swab?
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.
What is the difference between a FLOQSwabs® and a traditional swab?
FLOQSwabs® have no internal absorbent core to disperse and entrap the specimen, unlike traditional fiber wound swabs, which resemble a mattress or cushion.
Why are FLOQSwabs® better than traditional swabs?
Because of the design, flocked swabs are better than traditional swabs because they absorb more sample due to capillarity, and because the sample stays on the surface, it is eluted rapidly and on its entirety.
Is the line of Genetics 4N6FLOQSwabs® DNase and RNase-Free?
Yes. COPAN's 4N6FLOQSwabs® line is certified DNase, RNase-Free and is free of amplifiable human DNA.
Do 4N6FLOQSwabs® inhibit PCR assays?
No. Strict quality control measures and use of inhibitory-free components ensure that 4N6FLOQSwabs® are free of PCR inhibitors.