Copan UriSponge™ is intended for the collection, transport and preservation of urine specimens from the collection site to the testing laboratory. Urine collected in UriSponge can be stored at room temperature up to 48 hours with zero-risk of overgrowth or overkill during transport.
In the laboratory, Urisponge™ specimens are processed using standard clinical laboratory operating procedures for the cultivation of uropathogenic bacteria and yeasts. Thanks to its compact design, UriSponge ™ can either be loaded directly on your WASP for automated streaking or manually centrifuged for manual plating.
By eliminating boric acid from the UriSponge preservatives formula, we introduced many advantages that translate into cost savings and operational efficiency. The absence of boric acid simplifies the transportation process, reduces the need for specialized handling equipment, and frees us from the scarce availability of the reagent. This streamlined logistics chain ensures smoother operations and faster delivery times, benefitting both suppliers and end-users.
UriSponge™ redefines urine collection, offering unpaired handling easiness and downstream assay’s performance.
The sponge rapidly absorbs the correct amount of urine, ensuring the perfect ratio between urine and preservatives. In the lab, UriSponge™ can be used as it is, without cumbersome urine transfer to other tubes or the use of vacuum devices.
No free urine inside the tube: the sponge instantly absorbs the correct amount of first-void urine. Compact and leak proof device for a safe and cost-effective shipment.
The new UriSponge preservatives guarantee superior performance compared to boric acid and far superior capacity to ensure the preservation of urine for colture application. Sample can be stored up to 48 hours at 25°C.
UriSponge™ does not contain any dangerous chemicals for humans or the environment. No needs of extra plastics for liquid transfer.
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Advanced active sponge for urine collection, transport, and preservation.
UriSponge™ is intended for the collection, transport and preservation of urine specimens to the testing laboratory. UriSponge™ specimens are processed using the clinical laboratory’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the cultivation of uropathogenic bacteria and yeasts.
UriSponge™ is intended for the collection, transport and preservation of urine specimens. Check in this video how to use it!