Method of using flocked swab for collecting biological specimens

  • US 8,317,728 B2
  • Filed: 10/13/2010
  • Issued: 11/27/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for collecting a biological specimen to be analyzed, the method being carried out by using a swab comprising a rod terminating in a tip, in which a layer of fibers is disposed by flocking to cover the tip, said layer of fibers having a thickness of 0.6 to 3 mm and a fiber count of 1.7 to 3.3 Dtex, the method comprising collecting a specimen to be analyzed by absorbing a quantity of 40 μ

  • l to 100 μ

    l of specimen in said layer of fibers.

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