The world's first commercial self-contained gel transport swab for aerobes and anaerobes, and still a world leader for reliable collection and transport of microbiological specimens.
M40-A Compliant Amies medium with inorganic buffer ensures maintenance of microorganisms without overgrowth. The open weave rayon bud is non-toxic and allows best specimen uptake and release, particularly for microorganisms
There is a choice of shaft; straight plastic for most specimens whilst the duo allows multiple body site sampling, e.g. for MRSA, or for additional near patient testing. Straight and flexible twisted wire shafts are appropriate for urethral and nasopharyngeal sampling. Colour coded caps allow easy matching of swab to specimen type.