Crime Scene FLOQSwabs™ collects evidence samples, such as sweat, semen, blood stains, skin, and environmental traces from crime scenes. The superior release of flocked swabs compared to traditional fiber swabs become critical when the sample is scarce. The advanced antimicrobial system neutralizes environmental microbes, prevents sample contamination and preserves sample integrity. Superior uptake and release, and antimicrobial action make this line suitable for crime scene investigations.
Crime Scene 4N6FLOQSwabs™ should not be used in living humans. Genetic 4N6FLOQSwabs™ is not intended for diagnostic use.
The patented FLOQSwabs™ is comprised of a solid molded-plastic applicator shaft with a tip that can vary in size and shape and are coated with short Nylon® fibers that are arranged in a perpendicular fashion.
FLOQSwabs™ has no internal absorbent core to disperse and entrap the specimen - as traditional fiber swabs - but the entire sample stays close to the surface for fast and complete elution.
Copan FLOQSwabs™ represents a breakthrough to guarantee that even minute amounts of DNA can be collected and are available for testing.
Rapid Absorption and Elution
4N6FLOQSwabs™ rapidly absorbs trace specimens even when the amount of the sample is limited. Crime Scene 4N6FLOQSwabs™ are anatomically designed to collect samples from challenging surfaces and samples with low copy number (LCN). By recovering over 90% of the evidence using COPAN's unique 4N6FLOQSwabs™, assay sensitivity increases and DNA recovery is maximized.
Stringent Quality Control
COPAN's 4N6FLOQSwabs™ line is certified DNase, RNase-Free and is free of amplifiable human DNA. Strict quality control measures and the use of inhibitory-free components ensure that 4N6FLOQSwabs™ is free of PCR inhibitors. All staff involved in the production of the DNA-Free line are profiled and stringent internal quality controls are placed on the manufacturing process, raw materials, and final product release.
Neutralize Microbial Contamination
4N6FLOQSwabs™ Crime Scene is specially treated with agents that exert an antimicrobial effect on a wide spectrum of microbes deriving from the environmental contamination of the sample.
No Need to Dry Out the Sample
4N6FLOQSwabs™ Crime Scene strong antimicrobial action allows the sample to be simply transferred into a transport tube or vial, without any need to dry out the sample.
DNA is Preserved and Optimized in Critical Environmental Conditions
4N6FLOQSwabs™ Crime Scene preserves DNA integrity in heavily contaminated environments for up to 7 days, in storage at 37°C.
Compatibility with Various DNA Extraction Methods and Direct Amplification
4N6FLOQSwabs™ has been validated for compatibility with numerous DNA extraction methods and complete profiles were obtained by sequencing the DNA extracted.
Data Matrix Code Unique Identification
Every 4N6FLOQSwabs™ tube is identified with a data matrix code, assigning a unique numeric number to each sample ensuring easy traceability and tracking.