Tests & Sample Types

At Cerberus Sciences we have prepared information guides on a variety of issues relating to tests and corresponding sample types, sample preparation, sample transport and transport companies. These information guides are designed for client support purposes and are in alignment with our internal standards.
Sample Type
Abbreviation
DBS
F.B.T
FF
FLOQ Swab
in B.T
MLN
NTW
Oral P
SG
TM Swab
Dried Blood Spot*
Fresh Faeces in PCR Bead Tube* (Do NOT use IF Bacteriology tests are required on this sample)
Fresh Faeces
Dry swab* suitable for Molecular Testing
… in PCR Bead Tube* (Do NOT use IF Bacteriology tests are required on this sample)
Mesenteric Lymph Nodes
Nasotracheal Wash
Oropharyngeal area
Salivary Glands
Transport Media Swab* optimal for Bacteriology
* These sample type materials can be provided by Cerberus Sciences upon request
BAC Cerberus recommends testing by Bacteriology methods. PCR may be used for confirmation testing where applicable.
M.T Cerberus recommends testing by Molecular methods.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.