SWABS

Swabs

Swabs for culturing, transport & environmental sampling.

Collection swabs for the safe sampling, transport and preservation of all types of microorganisms to the laboratory. Synthetic and natural materials are available allowing the user to tailor the product to there requirements as well as keeping costs low. Swabs are available dry or with culture media (Amies Clear, Amies Charcoal, Cary Blair, Stuart, MRD); with wooden, aluminium, polystyrene or polypropylene shafts; and with different variations of tips including cotton, viscose or alginate.

Tip types

Alginate: Calcium alginate is a natural organic fibre extracted in a process from seaweed. Swab tip dissolves fully in Calgon Ringers Solution. Cotton: a natural product that contains fatty acids for example oleic acid. These can inhibit recovery of some bacteria if not used immediately. Sterilisation by irradiation can make this inhibitive effect worse, especially when used in a transport device. Viscose:a semi-synthetic material, where the starting component is wood pulp. Ideal for general purpose transport devices. Tips preserve the sample longer (no fatty acids).

Shaft types

Aluminium: ideal for intricate or delicate sampling Polypropylene: flexible shaft Polystyrene: breakable shaft Wood stick: suitable for general use and inexpensive swab range.

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  • Applicator Sticks Cotton Swabs
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    £1.80
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    Applicator Sticks Cotton Swabs Wooden Applicator Sticks Cotton Swabs topped with natural cotton Ideal for dry culture swabs for a variety of everyday medical tasks and applications. Wood stick shaf...
  • Transport Swab with Amies Charcoal Medium
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    £29.00
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    Transport Swab with Amies Charcoal Medium Transport swab with Amies charcoal Medium comes sterile with a single swab in tube and peel pouch. Polystyrene shaft with a single plastic shaft with Amies...
  • Transport Swab with Amies Medium
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    £27.00
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    Transport Swab with Amies Medium Transport swab with Amies Medium comes sterile with a single swab in tube and peel pouch. Polystyrene shaft with a single plastic shaft with Amies medium and Viscos...
  • Transport Swab with Cary Blair Medium
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    "Transport Swab with Cary Blair Medium Transport swab with Cary Blair Medium comes sterile with a single swab in tube and peel pouch. Polystyrene shaft with a single plastic shaft with Cary Blair m...
  • Wooden Orange Stick Applicator
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    Wooden Orange Stick Applicator Wooden Orange Stick Applicator Ideal for wrapping cotton wool around the end and using to apply chemicals. Disposable wooden applicator sticks with uniform cylindrica...

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