Swab Sample Collection

Choose from a selection of plain and transport swabs for collection and safe transport of bacteria.

Plain swabs are CE-marked for IVD and transport swabs as Class IIa in accordance with Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC.

Transport swab without medium in rigid polypropylene tube with polystyrene stick and viscose tip sterile CE IVD marked

These useful sterile dry culture swabs are contained within a rigid polypropylene tube without medium. The swabs are ideal for collecting and transporting bacteriological, serological and cytological samples. They are CE IVD marked and colour coded white.

Tube

Material: Polypropylene
Length: 145mm Diameter: 12mm
Plug
Material: Polyethylene
Length: 20mm Diameter: 12mm
Stick
Material: Polystyrene

Length: 150mm Diameter 2.5mm
Swab
Material: Viscose
Diameter: 4mm
Sterilisation method: Irradiation

Pack size: 500
Product code: SW1010

Plain swabs without tube with wooden stick and cotton tip non-sterile CE marked supplied in 10 packs of 100

These useful plain swabs are supplied without a tube. They have a wooden stick and a cotton swab and are ideal for collecting bacteriological, serological and cytological samples. They are CE marked and supplied non-sterile in bulk packaging.

Length: 150mm
Diameter:2.5mm
Swab diameter: 4-5.5mm
Stick material: Wood
Swab Material: High absorbency cotton
Sterilisation method: None
Packaging: 100 swabs per bag, 10 bags per pack

Pack size: 10×100
Product code: SW1020

Plain swabs without tube with wooden stick and cotton tip sterile CE marked supplied as 100 single peel-packs

These useful plain swabs are supplied without a tube. They have a wooden stick and a cotton swab and are ideal for collecting bacteriological, serological and cytological samples. They are CE marked and supplied sterile in single peel packs.

Length: 150mm
Diameter:2.5mm
Swab diameter: 4-5.5mm
Stick material: Wood
Swab Material: High absorbency cotton
Sterilisation method: EO
Packaging: 100 single peel-packs

Pack size: 100
Product code: SW1030

Primary Sample Containment

The tubes are ideal for any sample transport and collection.

They are IATA 95kPa compliant for the storage and transport of a wide range of solid or liquid specimens.

Tube sample 5ml polypropylene with polyethylene screw cap graduated with writing area IATA 95kPa compliant for sample storage and transport

These transport tubes are ideal for sample collection and transport. Manufactured from virgin polypropylene, they are free-standing with an internal conical base, printed graduations and a wide writing area. The green screw cap is supplied with the tube and is manufactured from polyethylene.

The tubes are ideal for any sample transport and collection. They are IATA 95kPa compliant for the storage and transport of a wide range of solid or liquid specimens.

Specification:

Nominal Volume: 5ml

Height: 58.6mm

Inner diameter: 15.2mm

Outer diameter: 15.8mm

Material: Polypropylene tube with Polyethylene cap

Sterile: Non-sterile

Packaging: Pre-assembled tube and cap, 500 tubes per bag, 2 bags per pack.

Pack size: 2×500
Product code: TT1050

Tube sample 5ml polypropylene with polyethylene screw cap sterile graduated with writing area IATA 95kPa compliant for sample storage and transport

These transport tubes are ideal for sample collection and transport. Manufactured from virgin polypropylene, they are free-standing with an internal conical base, printed graduations and a wide writing area. The green screw cap is supplied with the tube and is manufactured from polyethylene.
The tubes are ideal for any sample transport and collection. They are IATA 95kPa compliant for the storage and transport of a wide range of solid or liquid specimens.

Specification:
Nominal Volume: 5ml
Height: 58.6mm
Inner diameter: 15.2mm
Outer diameter: 15.8mm
Material: Polypropylene tube with Polyethylene cap
Sterile: Sterilised by irradiation
Packaging: Pre-assembled tube and cap, 50 tubes per bag, 10 bags per pack.

Pack size: 10×50
Product code: TT1050S

Tube sample 10ml polypropylene with polyethylene screw cap graduated with writing area IATA 95kPa compliant for sample storage and transport

These transport tubes are ideal for sample collection and transport. Manufactured from virgin polypropylene, they are free-standing with an internal conical base, printed graduations and a wide writing area. The green screw cap is supplied with the tube and is manufactured from polyethylene.

The tubes are ideal for any sample transport and collection. They are IATA 95kPa compliant for the storage and transport of a wide range of solid or liquid specimens.

Specification:
Nominal Volume: 10ml
Height: 92.96mm
Inner diameter: 14.6mm
Outer diameter: 15.8mm
Material: Polypropylene tube with Polyethylene cap
Sterile: Non-sterile
Packaging: Pre-assembled tube and cap, 500 tubes per bag, 2 bags per pack.

Pack size: 2×500
Product code: TT1100

Tube sample 10ml polypropylene with polyethylene screw cap sterile graduated with writing area IATA 95kPa compliant for sample storage and transport

These transport tubes are ideal for sample collection and transport. Manufactured from virgin polypropylene, they are free-standing with an internal conical base, printed graduations and a wide writing area. The green screw cap is supplied with the tube and is manufactured from polyethylene.
The tubes are ideal for any sample transport and collection. They are IATA 95kPa compliant for the storage and transport of a wide range of solid or liquid specimens.

Specification:
Nominal Volume: 10ml
Height: 92.96mm
Inner diameter: 14.6mm
Outer diameter: 15.8mm
Material: Polypropylene tube with Polyethylene cap
Sterile: Sterilised by irradiation
Packaging: Pre-assembled tube and cap, 50 tubes per bag, 10 bags per pack.

Pack size: 10×50
Product code: TT1100S

Secondary Packaging Solutions

Packaging for Short Swab Tubes or Bijou Containers

These versatile SpeciSafe packs will fit standard Bijou containers but are also useful for transporting short swab tubes.Mailing Pack SpeciSafe® for Safe Transport of 1 x Compact Swab Type or 2 x Bijou Tubes. Rigid Outer with Absorbent Lining – UN3373 Compliant

Pack size: 300
Product code: SH0900SS

Pouch and Absorbent

Alternatively to ensure compliance faecal pots should be individually wrapped in absorbent  and then placed in a secondary pouch.

If the primary container is not 95kPa compliant, then the pouch must be pressure tested to this level and there are different gauges of pouch specific for Road Transport and Air Transport.

Using this format the outer packaging must be a rigid box.

Outer Packaging Solutions

UN3373 Labelled Envelope for Road Transport

When using SpeciSafe® for road transport it can just be placed in a suitably labelled envelope for an economical solution.

However, for air transport a rigid outer container is necessary

Rigid Outer Boxes for Air or Road Transport

Suitable for Road or Air transport with compliant primary and/or secondary containment.

Outer boxes are available in a range of sizes to accommodate multiple sample formats

Collection and Transport Solutions for Other Sample Types

Collection & Transport of Blood Samples

Specialist vacuum blood collection tubes containing patented preservatives to maintain sample integrity.

Cyto-Chex® BCT preserves cell surface antigens of white blood cells (leukocytes).

Cell-Free DNA BCT and Cell-Free RNA BCT stabilise nucleated blood cells to enable recovery of high-quality cell-free DNA or RNA suitable for downstream applications.

All BCT tubes are 95kPa certified to IATA standard making them suitable for both road and air transport.

Collection & Transport of Urine Samples

PeeCanter is a simple, discreet and handy pop-up urine collection cup that is perfect for use in diagnostic and home testing kits.

Traditional paper or plastic urine collection cups are bulky to package, easily damaged and can impact on the quantity of usable samples returned. The compact design is supplied flat-packed, which reduces postal costs and storage space for your lab.

Collection & Transport of Stool Samples

Helping to make stool collection easy, efficient and hygienic for patients, the Fe-Col® is a simple paper loop that fits over the toilet seat and can be flushed away after use.
The added convenience helps encourage patients to provide their sample, improving uptake for diagnostic or screening tests.

It also minimises the risk of faeces coming into contact with toilet water or cleaning products, thus ensuring quality samples for the laboratory.

Fe-Col is available on its own, in a handy dispenser box or in a range of kits including a sample pot, gloves etc.