Microbiology swab MW173C
nasopharyngealwith transport mediumAmies

microbiology swab
microbiology swab
microbiology swab
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Sampling area
with transport medium, Amies, with charcoal

15 cm
(5.9 in)


TRANSWAB® Pernasal Amies comes with an Ultrafine twisted wire, with Amies medium. It is designed for nasopharyngeal including paediatric specimen collection. This version has charcoal in it. Charcoal is needed to neutralise bacterial toxins and other inhibitory substances. It is used for the recovery of aerobes, anaerobes and fastidious organisms. TRANSWAB® Gel Amies with charcoal is available with a rayon bud type. All TRANSWAB® products comply with the CLSI standard M40-A2. This standard is for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices. Recommended applications Nasopharyngeal and paediatric specimen collection Features TRANSWAB® medium (Amies) for recovery of aerobes, anaerobes and fastidious organisms Flexible ultrafine twisted wire shaft for nasopharyngeal sampling Rayon bud (open weave for optimum release of microorganisms) Low bioburden Benefits Transport at ambient or refrigerated temperatures. Open weave bud for optimum release and improved sensitivity in diagnostic tests. Charcoal enhances recovery of fastidious microorganisms.


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