What is the disposable virus sampling tube? how to use? Lets find out

Posted on 2023-01-04

Disposable virus sampling tube is a virus sampling kit consisting of a storage tube (containing virus sample storage solution), a sampling cotton swab and a biosafety bag. Disposable virus sampling tubes are suitable for nucleic acid extraction and subsequent virus isolation of virus samples such as influenza virus, avian influenza virus, coronavirus, hand-foot-mouth disease virus, and measles virus. It is also suitable for the collection and transportation of specimens such as Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Samples are usually collected from the mouth, throat, nasopharynx, and other parts of the body.

The tube body and cover of the disposable virus sampling tube are made of medical polypropylene, which is resistant to high temperature (121), low temperature (-80), static extrusion and dynamic impact. Conical bottom design, anti-centrifugation and vibration. Built-in sample preservation solution for release and preservation of samples to prevent leakage. Built-in glass beads facilitate sample elution. According to the volume of the sampling tube, it is divided into 10ml, 7ml and 5ml.

Disposable virus sampling tubes are not only versatile, but also have product advantages. Externally, it uses plant fluff. Fluffy white hair is soft and suitable for different people. This kind of planning together, it is simply a sinking boat, easy to use. The plastic rods are designed to break easily for easy specimen transport. It is important to use disposable sterile packaging, radiation sterilization and individual packaging. So how to use the disposable virus sampling tube?

1. According to the sampling requirements, use sampling cotton swabs to collect samples (for preservation solution without cotton swabs, users can provide matching cotton swabs by themselves).

2. After the sample is collected into the disposable virus sampling tube, place the sampling cotton swab.

3. Break the sampling swab at the easy break point, discard the tail, and then close the cap.

4. Mark the information on the label of the sampling tube as required.

5. The samples collected by the disposable virus sampling tube should be transported to the corresponding influenza surveillance network laboratory within 2 working days, with a temperature of 2-8; if it cannot be sent to the laboratory within 48 hours, set it to 70 or save it The following, and ensure that the collected samples are sent to the corresponding network laboratory within 1 week. Repeated freezing and thawing of specimens should be avoided.

6. Nasal swab: The collector holds the patient's mandible with the left hand, and then gently inserts the swab into the nose of the nasal passage with the right hand, stays for a while, and then slowly rotates 3-5 times before exiting. Wipe the other side with another cotton swab. Immerse the swab head in the sampling solution, squeeze the swab head several times in the sampling solution, break the swab tail with force, and discard the swab tail.

7. Press the patient's tongue with the throat swab with the left hand pressing the left hand. Wipe the bilateral pharyngeal tonsils and posterior pharyngeal wall with a right-hand cotton swab, immerse the tip of the cotton swab in the sampling solution, squeeze the tip of the cotton swab into the sampling solution several times, forcibly break the end of the cotton swab, and discard the end of the cotton swab. Nasal and throat swabs can also be collected in the same single-use virus sampling tube.

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