Whooping Cough: Copan Swab Solution

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Medical professional taking nasopharynx sample from young girl

With Whooping Cough cases on the rise DWS are able to supply Pernasal eSwabs® and UTM® broths. So, whether you need sample transport for culture or molecular testing for Bordetella pertussis we have you covered.

The Copan swab collection is the gold standard for liquid based sample collection and transportation. This not only maintains the viability of aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria for up to 48 hours but is also designed to facilitate molecular testing.

The Copan Nasopharyngeal swab is thin, flexible, made up of FLOQ® fibres and specifically designed to collect samples from the nasopharynx. This ensures increased comfort for the patient and excellent bacterial recovery, resulting in a higher chance of first-time isolation. Microscopic image comparison of traditional swab and FLOQ swab

Don’t just take our word for it, click the links below to see the studies conducted using Copan’s liquid-based microbiology solutions:

Stability of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis in the ESwab Transport System for Culture and PCR

Recovery of Bordetella pertussis from PCR-Positive Nasopharyngeal Samples Is Dependent on Bacterial Load

As a leading UK distributor for Copan, Don Whitley Scientific is committed to maintaining a UK based stock of eSwabs to ensure an efficient supply to our customers.

Contact us using the form below for more information or to receive a quote!

FLOQ® Photo credit: Santina Castricianob


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