Method and kit for collecting samples of liquid specimens for analytical testing

  • US 5,935,864 A
  • Filed: 10/07/1996
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/07/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for collecting a sample of a liquid specimen for analytical testing consisting essentially of the steps of:

  • bringing into contact with a liquid specimen to be tested an open capillary end of a sample container, and drawing said specimen into said capillary end, said sample container having an open top with a chamber disposed between said capillary end and said open top, said chamber including means therein for analytical testing;

    placing said capillary end into a vial containing an analytical testing reagent and forcing said reagent into said open end;

    mixing said liquid specimen with said reagent in said capillary; and

    drawing said liquid specimen and said reagent through said capillary end into said chamber whereby said liquid specimen and said reagent contact said means for analytical testing and said liquid specimen is analyzed.

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