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.
The Fisherbrand™ Sputum Collection System features a specially designed collection tube which prevents leakage.
For collecting, transporting and processing biological specimens
No weighing and no messy mixing
|Product Type||Specimen Collection Kit|
|Storage Requirements||15 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|
Collect, carry and process biological samples
Liquillizer™ Mucolytic Reagent is ideal for fast, efficient, user friendly preparation of clinical sputum and other respiratory samples for microbiology or mycobacteriology testing.
|Storage Requirements||Storage and use at room temperature (15 to 25°C)|
|Shelf Life||4 weeks after opening|
|For Use With (Application)||Diagnostic procedures and cultivation|
Designed to liquefy sputum rapidly
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|
The “gold standard” for collecting RSV, influenza, and pertussis specimens
|Includes||Control syringe with Luer-lock catheter or non-intrusive bulb aspirator|
|For Use With (Application)||For specimen collection for influenza and RSV|
|Speed||6000 x G|
|Product Type||Sputum Collection System|
|Capacity||1.69 oz., 50mL|
Convenient, ready-to-use system for liquefying sputum specimens
|Closure Type||Screw cap|