Endocervical Specimen Collection
Fisherbrand™ Cervex-Brush™ Cervical Cell Sampler
In one movement, the brush collects all cells essential for tracing the early stages of cervical cancer
BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS)
Sterile, ready-to-use system for collection, transport, and preservation of vaginal specimens
Puritan™ Histobrush™ Cytology Collection Device
Tapered Histobrush tip is gentle and reduces discomfort
Caplugs™ (Evergreen Scientific) Pap-Fix Plus™ Empty Pap Jars
Deliver outstanding performance in transporting Pap smear slides
Medical Packaging CytoSoft™ Cytology Brush
Small, smooth brush fibers create a monolayer of cells that enhance interpretation
Caplugs™ (Evergreen Scientific) Pap-Fix Plus™ Prefilled Pap Jars
Deliver outstanding performance in preserving and transporting Pap smear slides
Cancer Diagnostics, Inc.™ Inc.-Rovers, Cervex-Brush Original Cervical Broom
Ideal for use in collecting OBGYN specimens for liquid base cytology procedures
Puritan™ Cytologic Cell Scrapers
7 in. wood sample scrapers are designed to collect cytological specimens from the cervix for early diagnosis of cervical cancer
Andwin Scientific Cytology Brushes
For endocervical cell collection in pap smear, chlamydia and HPV testing
Integra™ Miltex™ Soft-Flex™ Endometrial Biopsy Cannula
For standard/routine sampling of the endometrium
BD ProbeTec™ Qx Collection Kit for Endocervical and Lesion Specimens
For collection and transportion of patient endocervical or anogenital specimens to the laboratory for testing
Endocervical specimen collection products are used to help collect, preserve, and transport cell samples. The cells are then sent to a lab where they are examined microscopically to detect changes that may be cancer-related.
Surface cells collected from the endocervix are processed and stained for evaluation by a cytotechnologist or pathologist. Sample collection and testing is also known as a “Pap test” or “Pap smear” and is used to detect the presence of abnormal cells or changes that indicate pre-cancerous or cancerous morphology.
The name of the test is a shortened for of Papanicolaou, after the name of one of the test’s creators, Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou. The Papanicolaou staining technique uses tinctorial dyes and acids that are selectively retained by the cells and highlight cytoplasmic keratinization.
Computer systems may be used to prescreen the slides and forward those that require special attention to a trained professional. Abnormal findings may be followed with more diagnostic procedures and interventions to prevent the progression to cancer.
The Pap test is an effective and widely used screening method for early detection of precancer and cervical cancer. Although other infections and abnormalities may also be uncovered by the procedure, it is not designed for these purposes. Additional biomarker testing of the cells may also be available.