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BD ESwab® Collection and Transport System

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The BD ESwab® collection and transport system helps collect clinical specimens containing aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria from the collection site, and transport them to the testing laboratory. In the lab, BD ESwab® specimens are processed using standard clinical lab operating procedures for bacterial culture. The unique design of the flocked swab ensures optimal elution of the specimen into the transport medium.

Features and Benefits
Modified liquid Amies

The BD ESwab® system is 1 mL of modified liquid Amies medium packaged with a nylon flocked swab.

Swab options
The system is available in three flocked swab formats: regular, minitip and flexible minitip.
Swab differentiation
Color-coded caps offer easy flocked-swab differentiation.
Automated handling
The system features a suitable platform for automated liquid specimen-handling systems.
The system sustains the viability of aerobic, anaerobic and fastidious bacteria—in a single formulation.
The system offers flexibility in transport temperature ranges: in room or refrigerated temperatures for up to 48 hours.*
Ease of use
The system is easy to use; just collect, snap and elute.
Rapid elution
The sample rapidly and efficiently elutes from the flocked swab when placed in the transport medium for testing.
Liquid-based samples

The BD ESwab® system provides 1 mL of sample suspension for Gram stain and multiple culture analyses.



Please note, not all products, services or features of products and services may be available in your local area. Please check with your local BD representative.


* The system has been tested and validated in full compliance with CLSI standard M40-A: Quality Control of Microbiological Transport Systems, including for Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival at 24 hours.

ESwab is a registered trademark of COPAN ITALIA S.P.A ©2017