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Oral Sampling Swabs: A Promising Alternative for Infectious Disease Diagnosis
2023-11-01
Oral Sampling Swabs: A Promising Alternative for Infectious Disease Diagnosis
Oral Sampling Swabs: A Promising Alternative for Infectious Disease Diagnosis Oral sampling swabs are medical instruments specifically designed to collect samples from the inside of the mouth, encompassing regions like the cheeks, gums, and tongue. They typically consist of a handle attached to a soft, absorbent tip made from materials like cotton, polyester, or r...
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Your Ultimate Handbook on Specimen Collection Swabs
2023-10-26
Your Ultimate Handbook on Specimen Collection Swabs
Your Ultimate Handbook on Specimen Collection Swabs Specimen collection swabs are essential medical devices used to collect samples from patients for diagnostic testing and analysis. The type of swab utilized depends on factors such as the sample location, required sterility, and type of testing to be performed. Proper swab selection and handling is critical to ensure op...
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The Cervical Swab: Leading the Charge in Women's Diagnostics
2023-10-25
The Cervical Swab: Leading the Charge in Women's Diagnostics
The Cervical Swab: Leading the Charge in Women's Diagnostics The term 'cervical swab' may sound unfamiliar to some, but it's a fundamental tool in the world of women's health. It's more commonly recognized when discussed in the context of Pap smears or tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Here, we'll break down the importance of cervical swabs, how they're use...
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The Forensic Swab: Championing Effective DNA Evidence Collection
2023-10-25
The Forensic Swab: Championing Effective DNA Evidence Collection
The Forensic Swab: Championing Effective DNA Evidence Collection Forensic swabs are essential tools for collecting DNA evidence from crime scenes. However, DNA recovery depends on the swab material, the nature of the surface sampled, and the technique used. A study in 2021 investigates how to optimize swabbing for maximum DNA pickup. How do different swab materials ...
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Why PT-INR Test Standardization Matters for Patients on Blood Thinners
2023-10-25
Why PT-INR Test Standardization Matters for Patients on Blood Thinners
Why PT-INR Test Standardization Matters for Patients on Blood Thinners Many heart patients take blood thinner medicines like warfarin to prevent blood clots. But these medicines must be monitored carefully to keep their effect in the right range. The PT-INR blood test is an important way to check how well the blood thinner is working. The PT-INR test measures factor...
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A Complete Guide to Proper Surgical Skin Prep Technique
2023-10-17
A Complete Guide to Proper Surgical Skin Prep Technique
A Complete Guide to Proper Surgical Skin Prep Technique Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major patient safety issue, causing increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Appropriate surgical skin preparation is a critical step in reducing SSI risk. This article provides an overview of evidence-based best practices for preoperative skin preparation. ...
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Fecal Swabs vs Rectal Swabs: Are They Interchangeable?
2023-10-17
Fecal Swabs vs Rectal Swabs: Are They Interchangeable?
Fecal Swabs vs Rectal Swabs: Are They Interchangeable? Rectal swabs and stool samples are two common ways to analyze the gut microbiome. Stool samples are considered to represent the luminal gut microbiota while rectal swabs are thought to capture a combination of luminal and mucosal communities. However, are rectal swabs a good proxy for stool samples? What are the...
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How to Use a Stool Collection Kit to Collect and Store Fecal Samples
2023-10-17
How to Use a Stool Collection Kit to Collect and Store Fecal Samples
How to Use a Stool Collection Kit to Collect and Store Fecal Samples Fecal samples are often requested by healthcare providers to screen for pathogenic organisms, analyze gut microbiota composition, or test for biomarkers indicative of gastrointestinal conditions. Proper collection and handling of specimens is imperative for obtaining accurate test results. This article pr...
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Sedentary Life Changes Gut Microbes: Stool Collection Evidence
2023-10-16
Sedentary Life Changes Gut Microbes: Stool Collection Evidence
Sedentary Life Changes Gut Microbes: Stool Collection Evidence A new study examined how a sedentary lifestyle impacts the composition and function of gut microbiota. The researchers compared fecal bacterial and fungal microbiota between sedentary individuals like office workers and more active controls like train inspectors. All subjects were from the same company in China...
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Effective Nasal Swabbing for MRSA Screening: Dry or Moist?
2023-10-16
Effective Nasal Swabbing for MRSA Screening: Dry or Moist?
Effective Nasal Swabbing for MRSA Screening: Dry or Moist? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a concerning bacteria that can colonize the nose and lead to serious infections. Screening for nasal carriage of MRSA by swabbing is important to identify and isolate carriers, and prevent spread. But does pre-moistening the swab improve detection? This study ...
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The Viral Transport Medium: Keeping Viruses Stable Outside the Fridge
2023-10-16
The Viral Transport Medium: Keeping Viruses Stable Outside the Fridge
The Viral Transport Medium: Keeping Viruses Stable Outside the Fridge Transporting viruses at room temperature is a game changer. But how can we stop them degrading when they prefer the cold? Viruses don't like the heat. They remain stable when kept chilled at fridge-like temperatures of 2-8°C. But transporting clinical samples in cumbersome and expensive cold boxes...
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Comparing Cotton Swabs and Cytobrushes for PCR Detection of Female Genital Schistosomiasis
2023-10-16
Comparing Cotton Swabs and Cytobrushes for PCR Detection of Female Genital Schistosomiasis
Comparing Cotton Swabs and Cytobrushes for PCR Detection of Female Genital Schistosomiasis Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic worms called schistosomes. Schistosoma haematobium worms can cause female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) when their eggs lodge in the female reproductive tract. FGS can lead to gynecological complications, but is poor...
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