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Why use a sampling kit for conservation of my bio-sample?

Fixing a biological sample has a number of important benefits:

  • You can return samples to Bioclear from all over the world by regular post without the need to cool them during transport
  • You can collect samples over a period of time (days, weeks or months) and return them to Bioclear in one go whenever it suits you
  • You can take as many samples as you like and decide afterwards which you want to send in for analysis
  • Your sample will remain stable and representative for the system or object at the time of sampling (see box)

After a sample has been taken it is essential that no changes can occur that may influence the analysis results (the microbiology must remain stable). Most procedures will therefore require bio-samples to be cooled or frozen during transport and will require them to be delivered within 24-48 hours during opening hours so the samples can be processed immediately. Logistically this poses challenges that usually require extra costs. The risks of samples no longer being representative of the system or object under investigation are significant.

That is why we choose to conserve our samples.