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150mm Snappable Swab with AMIES Transport Media with Charcoal for Specimen Collection Plastic Shaft Sterile – Pack Size 100

SKU: SWC-100 Category:

£45.00 ex VAT

Description:

150mm sterile snappable Amies Swab with Charcoal Transport Medium. Amies is a modification of Cary Blair Transport Medium, which is a modification of Stuart Transport Medium. It assures the viability of organisms such as Trichomonas Vaginalis, Streptococcus Pyogenes, and Streptococcus Pneumoniae. Recommended for wounds, skin, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and urogenital. Polystyrene shaft with Viscose bud. CE Class IIa (MDD), Medical Device CE 0318, M40 compliant. Sterilised by radiation. Peel-packed. The Amies swab with charcoal is supplied in a peel pack with a transport tube for the safe collection, transport and storage of samples

Properties:

Material:  Polystyrene (PS) (shaft) / Viscose (bud)
Length:  150mm
Diameter:  5mm (bud)
Sterile:  yes
Pack dimensions:  210mm x 38mm

For Amies swab without charcoal see SWB

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Transport swab with Amies Charcoal Transport Medium comes in a peel pouch as a sterile single swab with charcoal transport medium in a tube. The swab has a Polystyrene shaft with a Viscose bud tip.

Amies is a modification of Cary Blair Transport Medium, which is a modification of Stuart Transport Medium. The glycerophosphate is replaced by an inorganic phosphate, and the methylene blue by pharmacological charcoal. Calcium and magnesium are also added, thus maintaining the permeability of the bacterial cell.

All clinical Transport swabs with Amies Charcoal Medium comply with the CLSI standard M40-A (for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices). This range is CE Marked, and complies with the European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.

Suitable for Gram-positive, Gram-negative, anaerobes, GUM, ENT, wounds, microaerophilic, viruses/PCR. Recommended for general clinical swabbing of fastidious, non-fastidious and anaerobic microorganisms, including throat, vaginal, and wound samples. 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
Enterobacteria

Features:
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

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

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