How to Swab for the Flu: Collecting a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen

Learn how to take a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimen, commonly used in flu testing, in just 7 steps with the UniTranz-RT® Transport System from Puritan Medical Products. Want to learn more about how to swab for the flu?

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recommends nasopharyngeal (NP) flocked swabs as the preferred specimen collection device for influenza testing.

PurFlock Ultra®'s high purity characteristics make it an ideal flocked swab for PCR, molecular assays, DFA testing, forensic applications, and direct antigen testing. Its uniquely designed fiber structure accounts for better cell yield in the specimen where sample size is limited.

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