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The Essentials of Cortisol Saliva Test You Must Know
2023-09-13
The Essentials of Cortisol Saliva Test You Must Know
The Essentials of Cortisol Saliva Test You Must Know What is cortisol and why is it important to test it? Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands that plays a vital role in regulating metabolism, immune function, blood pressure, and the body's response to stress. It is often referred to as the "stress hormone" since levels fluctuate in response t...
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HPV Test Sampling Swabs: Pros, Cons and Guidance
2023-09-11
HPV Test Sampling Swabs: Pros, Cons and Guidance
HPV Test Sampling Swabs: Pros, Cons and Guidance What are the benefits and challenges of using swabs for HPV self-sampling? Self-sampling for HPV testing has emerged as an important strategy to improve participation and access to cervical cancer screening. Allowing women to collect their own vaginal sample rather than needing a pelvic exam by a clinician can help ov...
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Buccal Swabs: A Complete Guide to Collecting & Analyzing DNA
2023-09-11
Buccal Swabs: A Complete Guide to Collecting & Analyzing DNA
Buccal Swabs: A Complete Guide to Collecting & Analyzing DNA What are buccal swabs and how are they collected? Buccal swabs, also known as buccal smears, are a method of collecting DNA from the cells on the inside of a person's cheek. The word "buccal" refers to the cheek or mouth area. To perform a buccal swab, a healthcare provider gently rubs a small sponge o...
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A Comprehensive Overview of Saliva Collection Sticks
2023-09-09
A Comprehensive Overview of Saliva Collection Sticks
A Comprehensive Overview of Saliva Collection Sticks What are saliva collection sticks and how are they used? Saliva collection sticks are devices used to obtain saliva samples for diagnostic testing. They consist of an absorbent material, like cotton or synthetic fibers, attached to a handle. The absorbent tip is placed in the mouth to collect saliva by absorption....
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The Essential Guide to Understanding OP Swabs
2023-09-09
The Essential Guide to Understanding OP Swabs
The Essential Guide to Understanding OP Swabs What are OP Swabs and How Effective are They for COVID-19 Testing? Oropharyngeal (OP) swabs refer to swabs taken from the back of the throat and tonsillar areas to collect respiratory secretions for detecting respiratory viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. With the COVID-19 pandemic, OP swabs have be...
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Everything You Need To Know About Flocked Swabs
2023-09-08
Everything You Need To Know About Flocked Swabs
Everything You Need To Know About Flocked Swabs What are flocked swabs? Flocked swabs are a specialized type of swab with an applicator tip coated in ultra-short nylon fibers arranged perpendicularly. This innovative design creates a velvet-like texture on the tip that maximizes sample collection and release. Unlike traditional spun swabs, flocked swabs use a thin a...
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The Superiority of Flocked Swabs for Respiratory Sample Collection
2023-09-08
The Superiority of Flocked Swabs for Respiratory Sample Collection
The Superiority of Flocked Swabs for Respiratory Sample Collection What is a flocked swab? A flocked swab is a type of medical swab used for collecting biological samples, consisting of short nylon fiber strands attached perpendicularly to a plastic applicator. Unlike traditional wound fiber swabs, flocked swabs have no internal core that can entrap biological mat...
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How Can Swab Sampling Help Identify The Potential Pathogen?
2023-09-07
How Can Swab Sampling Help Identify The Potential Pathogen?
How Can Swab Sampling Help Identify The Potential Pathogen? Trueperella pecoris is a recently discovered bacterial species that may cause disease in livestock. This article summarizes key points on using swab samples and a LAMP diagnostic assay to evaluate T. pecoris as a potential pathogen. How were swab samples collected and processed in this study? In this...
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Are Environmental Swabs The Future of Biomonitoring?
2023-09-07
Are Environmental Swabs The Future of Biomonitoring?
Are Environmental Swabs The Future of Biomonitoring? What are environmental swabs and how are they collected? Environmental swabs involve using a swab to collect DNA material from surfaces in the environment. This allows researchers to obtain DNA samples from vertebrates without directly handling or observing the animals. The swabs are simply rubbed against environm...
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Stool Sample Collection Kits: Methods and Challenges
2023-09-05
Stool Sample Collection Kits: Methods and Challenges
Stool Sample Collection Kits: Methods and Challenges Stool sample collection kits are essential tools enabling microbiome research through large-scale epidemiological studies. This article explores various at-home stool collection methods, challenges in optimizing kits for diverse global contexts, and key considerations for maximizing participant compliance. What ar...
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White Blood Cells in Cervical Swab Without Infection: Causes and Clinical Approach
2023-09-05
White Blood Cells in Cervical Swab Without Infection: Causes and Clinical Approach
White Blood Cells in Cervical Swab Without Infection: Causes and Clinical Approach Finding white blood cells on a cervical swab despite no apparent cervical infection is a seemingly paradoxical result that warrants evaluation. This article explores potential reasons for increased cervical white blood cells without infection, how the number correlates to conditions, when up...
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How to Optimize Release Efficiency of Sterile Cotton Swabs
2023-09-05
How to Optimize Release Efficiency of Sterile Cotton Swabs
How to Optimize Release Efficiency of Sterile Cotton Swabs Sterile cotton swabs are used to sample surfaces in cleanrooms. A study in 2017 by Satyada and Sandle investigated optimizing the releasing capacity of swabs for discharging sampled microorganisms. Their results on factors like diluent, vortex mixing time, and holding time provide guidance on improving swab samplin...
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