Transport Swab with Amies Charcoal Medium

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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 charcoal medium and Viscose bud tip.

All clinical Transport swabs with Amies charcoal medium/media comply with the CLSI standard M40-A (for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices). This range is CE Marked, complies with the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC and has a 2 year shelf life.

Recommended for general clinical swabbing of fastidious, non-fastidious and anaerobic microorganisms, including throat, vaginal and wound samples Wound, skin, urogenital and throat.

This media assures the viability of organisms such as:

Neisseria sp.
Haemophilus sp.
Corynebacterium sp.
Trichomonas vaginalis
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Shigella flexneri
Salmonella typhi
Brucella abortus
Enterobacterias, etc.

Some microorganisms can resist on the media for up to 3 days, although the recovery of microorganisms is better if cultured in the first 24 hours. Amies transport swabs are available with or without charcoal.

Suitable for Gram-positive, Gram-negative, anaerobes, GUM, ENT, wounds, microaerophillic, viruses/PCR.


  • Amies charcoal medium for recovery of aerobes, anaerobes and fastidious organisms.
  • Low bio burden.
  • Viscose is 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).
  • Approximate length: 150mm / 6 inches
  • Approximate tip diameter: 5mm


  • Transport at ambient or refrigerated temperatures.
  • Open weave rayon bud for optimum release and improved sensitivity in diagnostic tests.
  • Best for gram stains.

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