Ways we can simplify diagnostic sampling for infectious diseases

FTA® cards and collection of oral (saliva) fluids with ropes hung in pens both have the potential to simplify collection and transportation and storage of samples, while reducing cost and maintaining accuracy



Techniques are being developed to speed up the collection and transportation of samples to the laboratory for diagnostic tests, at less cost, while still maintaining accuracy for diagnostic testing. These include the collection of oral fluids (saliva) using ropes hung in pens and FTA® cards for transport and storage of samples.

Better Pork - August 2010