Collection Devices

Hologic's collection devices support a comprehensive testing portfolio for women's health and infectious disease.

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    Collection Devices that Enable Streamlined Testing

    Specimens collected or transferred to an Aptima® Specimen Collection Device can be loaded directly onto the Panther® System or Panther Fusion® instrument. Specimen collection and handling instructions are provided in the appropriate Aptima assay package insert.


    Can be used to collect samples from a variety of specimen collection sites.


    Eliminate manual uncapping and recapping to reduce human error as well as repetitive motion injuries.


    Non-hazardous lysis buffer, Guanidine-free, non-toxic media.

    Improved Workflow

    Penetrable cap technology for workflow efficiency.

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    Simplify & Scale the Future of Diagnostics

    The collection devices are part of the Hologic Molecular Scalable Solution, a portfolio combining a broad, high-performing assay menu with high-throughput automation. Designed to flexibly scale to meet your needs, from a single patient result to population-level screening.

    One-Step Workflow Deliver Results Sooner

    • Load directly into the Panther System.
    • Directly load alongside specimen types for other assays with true random and continuous access.
    • Non-hazardous lysis buffer reduces risk by inactivating common respiratory viruses, minimising biosafety needs.
    • Penetrable cap creates additional cross-contamination barrier and eliminates uncapping and recapping of tube.
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      1. Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit [Package Insert] AW-26253-001 Rev.001 San Diego, CA; Hologic, Inc., 2022.
      2. Aptima Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit for Endocervical and Male Urethral Swab Specimens [Package Insert] AW-26249-001 Rev.001 San Diego, CA; Hologic, Inc., 2022.
      3. Aptima Urine Specimen Collection Kit for Male and Female Urine Specimens [Package Insert] AW-26251-001 Rev.001 San Diego, CA; Hologic, Inc., 2022.



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