4N6FLOQSwabs® crime scene has been specifically designed for evidence collection and preservation.
> NO AIR-DRYING: the antimicrobial treatment applied on the fibers prevents microbial proliferation
> DNA Preservation: 6 months of stability at RT
> Breaking Point for PCR tubes
> FORENSIC DNA GRADE: free of amplifiable human DNA, free of detectable DNase and RNase and EtO treated
The 4N6FLOQSwabs™ crime scene divisible swab allows collection of the evidence using a single device which can be split into two equal parts for later analysis or sample record retention.
> REPRODUCIBILITY consistent results from the two halves of the swab
> CHAIN OF CUSTODY
Can COPAN Crime Scene 4N6FLOQSwabs® be used on live humans?
No. 4N6FLOQSwabs® Crime Scene swabs should not to be used in living humans.
Does the sample need to be dried out?
4N6FLOQSwabs® Crime Scene strong antimicrobial action allows the sample to be simply transferred into a transport tube or vial, without any need to dry out the sample.
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 flocked swab 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 flocked swabs 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 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.