Sampling Materials

For the collection, transport and storage of specimens

Sampling Materials

Sampling equipment is used for the collection, transport and storage of specimens from the collection point to examination in the laboratory. Choosing the right sampling equipment is crucial for qualified diagnostics.

SSI Diagnostica can supply sampling equipment, including transport media that we produce ourselves, as well as from various suppliers. General practitioners can order sampling equipment via our webshop. Enquiries about products from Copan ( should be addressed to SSI Diagnostica.

As a diagnostic laboratory, SSI Diagnostica has extensive experience with a variety of sampling equipment. SSI Diagnostica has provided the Danish healthcare system with sampling equipment for a long time and is happy to offer its expertise if good advice is needed in connection with sampling.


SSI Diagnostica sells sampling equipment that is suitable for a variety of microbiological diagnostics. SSI Diagnostica’s development, production and sale of sampling equipment is quality controlled and certified according to ISO 13485.

Transport media

SSI Diagnostica produces sampling materials and also sells transport media from Copan Diagnostics in Italy.


High quality swabs for use in sampling.


Swabs for hygiene control

Other sampling equipment

In addition to swabs and transport media, SSI Diagnostica offers other sampling materials.

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    Flexicult Vet

    Flexicult® Vet

    Flexicult® Vet is a culture test designed for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTI) in dogs and cats.

    Product description

    Flexicult® Vet is a 24 hour culture test designed for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTI) in dogs and cats by:

    • identification and quantitative enumeration of bacteria in the urine
    • predicts the susceptibility of the bacteria against 5 antibiotics

    Flexicult® Vet is designed as an agar plate with elevated sides and divided into compartments with partitions and a lid. There is one large compartment for quantitative analysis
    and 5 small compartments each containing a specific antibiotic: Ampicillin, Amoxicillin/clavulanate, Oxacillin, Enrofloxacin, and Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

    Urinary testing for right antibioitc treatment from the beginning

    Color indication for bacterial identification

    Quantitative visualisation

    For fast identification of your pet’s urinary tract infection

    How to use

    1. The urinary sample is poured briefly (3 – 5 sec.) over the agar. If the urine sample does not cover the total agar surface in all compartments the plate is tilted so that urine from the large counting compartment floods the small compartments containing antibiotics.
    2. The remaining urine is poured off so that urine having been in contact with the small antibiotic compartments don’t come in contact with the counting compartment. Let any excess of urine drip from the plate – ex. by tapping it against the waste container.
    3. Apply the lid and incubate Flexicult® Vet with the bottom facing upwards at 35°C in 18-24 hours.
    4. The plate is read the next day.

    Reading Flexicult® Vet

    After incubation over night (18-24 hours) the agar plate is examined for growth of bacteria. The more bacteria in the urine sample, the more bacteria will grow in the counting compartment. A comparison of the colony density in the counting compartment with the examples below with E. coli gives an indication of the number of bacteria in the urine sample (CFU/mL urine).

    Bacteria will not appear in the antibiotic compartments in which they are susceptible to the relevant antibiotic.

    Product Range

    ProductNumber of tests 
    97543Flexicult® Vet Scandinavia 12  


    Please find the available downloads here.


    Click on the link below to download the IFU.

    Flexicult® Vet

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