Industries: Animal research, Environmental research, Hospitals, Human research, Medical Laboratories, Plant research
A FLOQSwab® is a flocked swab that consists of a moulded plastic applicator stick with a variable size and shape tip. The tip of the applicator is coated with short Nylon® fibres that are arranged in a perpendicular fashion. FLOQSwabs® have no internal core to trap the specimen.
The flocked swab tip is coated perpendicularly and sprayed on Nylon® fibres. This coating creates a thin absorbent layer that allows for quick sample uptake and elution of more than 90% of the sample. Compare this elution to traditional spun swabs that trap the majority of the specimen in the 'mattress' structure, making it unavailable for testing, and it's easy to see why FLOQSwabs® are used by more and more laboratories and medical institutions around the world.