Patent Number: 8,491,498

Title: Sample collection implement

Abstract: A sample collection implement S1 includes a container 1 having an accommodation portion 10 in which a liquid 5 for suspending or diluting a sample is accommodated, a sample collection stick 2 being able to be disposed in the accommodation portion 10, a filter 3 provided inside the container 1, and a movable member 4 that can be moved in a predetermined direction inside the container 1 and has a function of pushing the liquid 5 and causing the liquid to pass through the filter 3, when moved in the predetermined direction. With such a configuration, when the liquid 5 is filtered, it is not necessary to move the filter 3 by directly pushing it and a filter with a low mechanical strength can be used as the filter 3. In addition, it is not necessary to use a centrifugal apparatus.

Inventors: Okumura; Koji (Kyoto, JP), Harada; Toshihiko (Kyoto, JP), Iketani; Kazuya (Kyoto, JP), Koike; Masafumi (Kyoto, JP)

Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 10/00 (20060101); B01D 35/00 (20060101); A61B 5/00 (20060101); B01D 41/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-23 0:00:00