Transport medium swabs, comes sterile with a single swab in tube and peel pouch. Polystyrene shaft with a single plastic stick with medium and Viscose bud tip. It is used for transporting gonococcal specimens to the laboratory.
Here are some key features and uses of transport medium swabs:
Preservation of Microorganisms: Transport medium swabs are specifically formulated to keep microorganisms viable during transit. This is crucial for ensuring accurate and reliable results in microbiological testing.
Sterile Packaging: These swabs are typically packaged in sterile containers to prevent contamination of the specimen during collection and transport.
Various Formulations: Transport mediums come in various formulations to suit different types of microorganisms and testing requirements. For example, there are transport mediums designed for viruses, bacteria, or fungi.
Applications: These swabs are commonly used in the collection of samples from various clinical sources such as the throat, nasopharynx, urethra, wounds, and other mucosal surfaces. They are also employed in environmental sampling and research settings.
Laboratory Testing: Once the swab reaches the laboratory, the specimen can be processed for various tests, including bacterial culture, viral culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and other molecular diagnostic techniques.
Long Shelf Life: Transport medium swabs are designed to have a long shelf life to ensure their effectiveness over time. This is important for healthcare facilities and laboratories that may not use these swabs frequently.
User-Friendly: These swabs are usually easy to use, with clear instructions for proper collection and transport. This helps ensure that samples are collected in a standardized manner.
Prevention of Drying: Transport mediums often contain substances that prevent the drying of the collected specimen, which is important for maintaining the viability of microorganisms.
In summary, transport medium swabs play a critical role in the proper collection and preservation of microbiological specimens for laboratory analysis. They help ensure that the samples reach the laboratory in a condition suitable for accurate and reliable testing, ultimately aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of infections.
Tube material: PP
Stick / tip: plastic stick with viscose tip.
Package: single sterile paper blister pack.
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