Sputum Specimen Collection
Sputum Specimen Collection
Specialized storage containers designed to collect, hold, and stabilize sputum specimens; available in several sizes, capacities, materials, etc. Products may include reagents, test kits, etc.
Sputum specimen collection and handling products are used to help collect deep lung secretions to test for the presence of bacteria and abnormal cells.
Sputum specimen collections are performed for patients whose treatment is being monitored or who are suspected of having lung infections, inflammation, or other disease processes.
Sputum is the phlegm produced from coughing and expectoration. Sputum originates in the trachea and bronchi of the lower airways. Sputum specimens may be assessed for adequacy and lack of contamination before further testing is performed and should contain a minimal amount of nasal secretions or saliva.
Sputum samples may be examined visually, cultured for the presence of microbes or parasites, or further processed for cytological examination.
- Visual examinations are based on the detection of colors in the specimen
- When culturing sputum, use the part of the sample that contains any pus or blood
- Microscopic examination of unfixed wet preparations are used to identify Paragonimus westermani eggs, Strongyloides stercoralis larvae, Ascaris lumbricoides larvae, hookworm larvae, and sometimes Entamoeba histolytica
- Cultures and cytology examinations may require pre-treatment of the sputum to digest or liquify the mucus material
Sputum specimen collection products include sputum collection devices and digestants.
Save cost and avoid waste of making your own reagents for liquifying sputum with this single use product
|For Use With (Application)||Liquefying Sputum Specimens|
For collecting, transporting and processing biological specimens
Collect, carry and process biological samples with the SputEm™ Sputum Collection System.
|Volume (English)||1.69 oz.|
|Product Type||Sputum Collection System|
|Volume (Metric)||50 mL|
|Max. RCF||6000 x G|
The “gold standard” for collecting RSV, influenza, and pertussis specimens
No weighing and no messy mixing
|Product Type||Specimen Collection Kit|
|Storage Requirements||15°C to 25°C|
|Shelf Life||24 hr.|
|For Use With (Application)||For the digestion and decontamination of clinical specimens suspected to contain Mycobacteria, especially Mycobacterium tuberculosis|
Designed to liquefy sputum rapidly
Sterile Mucus Specimen trap, 40cc.
Norgen's Saliva RNA Collection and Preservation Devices are designed for 1) simple and non-invasive saliva collection and 2) preservation of RNA in saliva samples at ambient temperature. Each of the 50 Saliva RNA Collection and Preservation Devices consists of 3 components: (1) Saliva Collection Funnel and Collection Tube, (2) Collection Tube Cap, and (3) Norgen's Saliva RNA Preservative contained within a sealed squeezable ampoule. After collecting the required volume of saliva the Collection Funnel is removed and the contents of the Preservative Ampoule are then added and mixed with the collected saliva. RNA can be isolated from the preserved saliva samples using Norgen's Saliva/Swab RNA Purification Kits (Cat# 69100/69300). Each of Norgen's Collection Tubes is labeled with a unique serial number for secure and anonymous tracking of the sample. Saliva RNA in preserved samples is stable for up to 2 months at room temperature.
The Sputum Collection System features a specially designed collection tube which prevents leakage.