A One-vial, Transport Solution for Intestinal Parasites in Stools
Meridian Bioscience, Inc. have introduced the Para-Pak® SVT, a one-vial, multi-purpose, transport solution for the collection, transportation, preservation and examination of intestinal parasites in stool specimens.
Traditional Ova & Parasite (O&P) examination procedures, as well as fecal antigen immunoassay tests, require different types of preservatives/transports to run a complete parasitological examination. Para-Pak SVT allows laboratorians to perform all of the testing from one vial, a significant improvement over multi-vial systems.
Stool specimens preserved in Para-Pak SVT can be used for direct examination, concentration, permanent stain and will not interfere with fecal immunoassays. The new Para-Pak SVT (Single Vial Transport) is also mercury, PVA and formalin free, a more eco-friendly alternative for the laboratories when it comes to handling and disposal.
According to Mike Shaughnessy, Executive Vice President and President of Meridian Global Diagnostics, “Over 20,000,000 stool transport systems are used in the US annually and the development of Para-Pak SVT provides a simplified solution for healthcare providers by offering a one patient–one transport vial approach that helps reduce potential errors associated with traditional multi-vial systems, and also offers improved work-flow options for laboratories. This is a single transport system that is cost effective and adds testing flexibility to the lab, allowing them to perform from O&P’s and fecal immunoassays from one vial.”
Tags: Cryptosporidium/Giardia, Giardia, Swabs, Specimen Transport, Cryptosporidium, Cryptosporidium parvum, Stool samples
Date Published: June 8, 2015
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