Sterile swabs with cap in polyethylene, inserted in tube in polypropylene Ø 12x150mm with plastic or aluminum shaft. Swab is available dry or with various transport media: Stuart, Amies or Amies with charcoal. Amies: For general purpose, suitable for taking samples from eye, nose, ear, throat, skin, reproductive system. Amies with charcoal: The addition of charcoal to the Amies medium improves the survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and intestinal bacteria by neutralizing the toxic metabolites. Stuart: For general purpose, suitable for vaginal and throat specimens.