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Self Collection

Self Vaginal

Self-sampling device for home collection of vaginal samples

Safe, comfortable, and easy to use, Self Vaginal FLOQSwabs® is the comfortable device supporting women taking part in HPV and STI screening campaigns.

We believe in Self-collection

We are aware of all the intrinsic advantages linked to self-collection, and we truly believe that this could change the approach to diagnostics from the Patient point of view.

Deepen your understanding of our solutions specifically designed for self-collection surfing through our content!

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SELF Collection Application

Screening programs

Motivational effect

Scientific studies prove that FLOQSwabs® increases attendees in screening programs, involving never-screened or under-screened women. It encourages moving from Pap tests to HPV DNA tests for cervical cancer screening.



Seamless workflow integration

FLOQSwabs® are sterile, safe and process-ready: they come in two formats (with and without a breaking point) compatible with procedures of the main molecular platforms.


Your health into your own hands

Self Vaginal FLOQSwabs® is the intimate collection device to boost acceptability and screening program participation.


FLOQ® technology

This Swab is empowered by the FLOQ® technology for superior sample adsorption and release.

Discover FLOQ®

Beyond painless

Soft and small FLOQSwabs® tip for a painless collection.


Easy to use

Clear instructions, ergonomic shaft, and insertion length red handling mark for proper and easy sampling.


Trouble-free transport

Sterile dry format for a cost-effective transport without liquid-related safety issues.



Comparable performance with wet collection systems and professionally collected samples for molecular analysis.

Into the Line

This product line groups a variety of product codes, each optimized to address specific needs.
Check here the summary of these features and contact us to discover the product code that best suits your need-mix and available in your Country.

Collection Sites

  • Vagina

Fields of Application



  • Regular

Downstream Application

  • Molecular analysis HPV-STI
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Suggested uses table. Please refer to your GLP procedures to choose the most appropriate device.
The use of this product in association with diagnostic kits or instrumentation should be internally validated by the user.

Scientific Mentions

Always faithful to our scientific approach, we are eager to hear the proof of the success of our efforts and commitment.

Browse Studies

Cancer Prevention Research 2021 – Khoo SP et al.

Vaginal self-sampling for HPV testing is highly acceptable among Malaysian women. It is the preferred choice as a primary cervical screening method and serves as an alternative to healthcare-acquired sample for Pap test.


J Clin Virol 2020 – Saville M. et al.

Self-collection for HPV-based cervical screening shows good concordance and relative sensitivity when compared to practitioner collected samples across assays in the National Cervical Screening Program.


Current Oncology 2018 – Savile M. et al.

This pilot study demonstrated that offering self-collection in a primary care context could result in a higher acceptance rate (80%, with a further 5% choosing the practitioner-collected test).


International Journal of Women’s Health 2018 – Viviano M. et al.

With an improved performance in both HPV detection and cellular retrieval, our results support the use of flocked swabs as the best option for vaginal self-sampling.


Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol 2019 – Mattei V. et al.

Self-collected vaginal swabs provide privacy; they can be conveniently performed at any time according to the comfort of individual and are financially affordable for field-based longitudinal cohort studies requiring tedious repeated sampling.


How it has been used?

Self vaginal FLOQSwabs® has been validated in many testing kits and used in numerous cervical cancer screening programs. Discover them here!

Ulisse BioMed – LadyMed
Invivio – EcologiX
Rose Foundation
YouScreen NHS

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Top Scientific Studies

Scientific study

Analytical performance of HPV assays on vaginal self-collected vs practitioner-collected cervical samples: the SCoPE study

M Saville, D Hawkes, MHT Keung, ELO Ip, J Silvers, F Sultana, MJ Malloy, LS Velentzis, K Canfel, CD Wrede, JML Brotherton

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