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Self-collection gargle kit for the detection of viral diseases

AUMED, a.s. launches its own self-sampling set based on the principle of gargling of the oral cavity and pharynx. The new sampling set was named PCR GARGLING KIT. The self-sampling device is intended for collecting samples, which are then tested in a professional laboratory for the presence of viruses infecting the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract. The kit was primarily developed for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes covid-19. The evaluation is performed in the laboratory by detection based on nucleic acid amplification such as RT-PCR and RT-LAMP methods. In the transport medium, viruses remain vital and can also be used for culture tests.


The kit is fully validated and meets CE IVD certification. The kit is registered by the State Institute for Drug Control (SÚKL) under registration number 00959967 (issued by SIDC-CZ).The sampling kit was developed and  manufactured by a Czech pharmaceutical company AUMED, a.s.. Company production capacity is up to 100,000 kits per day. The collection by gargling is of the same quality as the common collection from the nasopharynx, however, the collection by gargling is pleasant compared to the common collection from the nasopharynx and does not irritate the mucous membranes. Instead of pushing the sticks into the nose, it is enough to gargle a sip of ordinary water for 20-30 seconds and then empty this content from the mouth into the enclosed collection tube containing the transport powder. The user then closes the tube and packs it according to the instructions. The user will perform this procedure either at the sampling point or at home, from where he will then deliver the sample to the sampling point, to the laboratory or, for example, to his doctor.

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1. Irrigation of the oral cavity and the pharynx by gargling is a reliable method of self-sampling for virological testing, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

2. This new method of diagnostic self-collection is functionally comparable and does not differ statistically from the collection performed by healthcare professionals using nasopharyngeal swabs.

3. Self-sampling by gargling is safe, simple, and easy to do, even by an instructed layman.

4. There is no need for assistance from medical staff during self-sampling.

5. It is a completely painless way of sampling from the pharynx and oral cavity which does not irritate the mucosa, even when a repeated sampling is performed.

6. The collected sample is stabilized with a special buffer and storage or transport to laboratories at a reduced temperature is not necessary.

7. Viruses remain stable in the solution for a long period of time over a wide range of temperatures (from 4–37 °C) for at least 1 week.

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The combination of the new sampling kit and the AUMED test RT-LAMP Assay SARS-CoV-2 test kit creates completely new possibilities for the detection of new coronavirus in the population. Painless and fast collection without queues will be followed by fast and reliable diagnostics!

If you are interested, contact us by email and we will contact you immediately with a price offer depending on the number of required sets.

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