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 medium and Viscose bud tip.

Cary Blair medium with high pH for faecal swabbing.

All clinical Transport swabs with Cary Blair 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 transport of gram negative organisms, esp. Vibrio spp., Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., coliforms and most anaerobes. .

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.

Recommended applications

  • Rectal and faecal.


  • Cary Blair medium for recovery of faecal pathogens without overgrowth.Semi-solid medium.
  • 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


  • High pH prevents overgrowth
  • Swab based stool specimen transport.
  • Transport at ambient or refrigerated temperatures.
  • Optimum recovery of faecal pathogens.
  • Open weave rayon bud for optimum release and improved sensitivity in diagnostic tests.
  • Best for gram stains.

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