Flu sample collection kits from Copan, Murrieta, Calif, include universal transport medium (UTM) and a flocked swab for improved collection of patient specimen. Designed for virology culture, rapid antigen testing, and direct fluorescence assay testing for influenza virus, the collection kits facilitate proper sample collection to ensure the patient is treated in a timely manner. Unlike traditional cotton swabs, the FLOQ swab’s perpendicular nylon fibers keep the sample close to the surface for rapid specimen collection and elution. Copan’s UTM also enables stable transport, maintenance, and long-term storage of viruses, allowing collection in outpatient departments and remote sites and later transport to laboratories for testing. Free sample-collection training videos developed in partnership with the Joint Commission are available on Copan’s website. For more information, visit Copan.