Mixing up samples or data. Everyone involved in the process of sample taking is on the alert to prevent this from happening. For extra convenience and certainty, the Evalyn® Brush can also be provided with unique identification technology. Instead of it being barcoded, an RFID chip (Radio Frequency Identification) can be incorporated in the device.
Benefits of the RFID chip:
- Unique identification
- Invisible and protected
- No risk of damage
- Easy to process
Better than a barcode
The RIFD chip is hidden inside the Evalyn® Brush. This minimizes the risk of the chip being removed or damaged by the user or during transport. Unlike barcodes or external labels this link to the personal data cannot be corrupted or made illegible through scratching or soiling etc. No physical contact or line of sight is required, because the chip can even be read through the packaging.
How this technology works
The Evalyn® Brush handle has a small space on the inside, accessible from the rear. The RFID chip is mounted in this space and sealed off so that it cannot be removed. With a special reader – linked to a PC or other mobile device – the unique code of the RFID chip can be read at a distance, so it is not necessary for it to be removed from the packaging. Before sending, the Evalyn® device can be linked to a woman in a database. After the sample has been taken and once returned to the lab, the unique RFID chip code can be read and re-linked to the woman in the database.
The CSI study in Denmark used Evalyn® Brushes with RFID chips successfully.