BD CultureSwab collection and transport systems

BD CultureSwab and BD CultureSwab Plus collection and transport systems help collect and transport aerobes and anaerobes. Numerous published studies have shown that compared to other options, BD CultureSwab swabs provide enhanced performance for microorganism recovery.1–3

Multiple configurations

Available with liquid Stuart or liquid Amies media in more than 15 swab and shaft configurations, BD CultureSwab products are designed to meet a wide range of transport needs.

Aerobic and facultative anaerobic sampling

The BD CultureSwab Plus system features a 5-mL Amies agar gel column with oxygen-scavenging agents, for sampling of both aerobic and facultative anaerobic organisms.

Fecal specimen transport

The BD CultureSwab system is available with Cary-Blair medium for use in transporting fecal specimens.

Performance-enhancing features

The BD CultureSwab system includes unique performance-enhancing features such as nitrogen-flushed packaging.

Patented design

The BD CultureSwab system features a patented tube design with a tamper-evident seal and double-action security cap. It also uniquely features a 5 1/4-in–long shaft and a nontoxic media reservoir.


BD CultureSwab system
Catalog no.DescriptionQuantity (per shelf pack)e-catalog
220097 BD CultureSwab Cary-Blair agar
single swab
50
220105 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
double swab
50
220131 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
flexible aluminum wire
50
220129 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
regular aluminum wire
50
220093 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
single swab
50
220130 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
soft aluminum wire
50
220146 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
single swab (polyester)
50
220147 BD CultureSwab liquid Amies
double swab (polyester)
50
220109 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
double swab
50
220099 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
single swab
50
220148 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
double swab (polyester)
50
220133 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
soft aluminum wire
50
220149 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
single swab (polyester)
50
220132 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
regular aluminum wire
50
220134 BD CultureSwab liquid Stuart
flexible aluminum wire
50
BD CultureSwab sterile swabs
Catalog no.DescriptionQuantity (per shelf pack)e-catalog
220135 BD CultureSwab sterile
double swab
50
220115 BD CultureSwab sterile
single swab
100
BD CultureSwab Plus system
Catalog no.DescriptionQuantity (per shelf pack)e-catalog
220121 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoal
single swab
50
220122 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoal
double swab
50
220123 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoal
regular aluminum wire
50
220124 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoal
soft aluminum wire
50
220125 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoal
flexible twisted wire
50
220118 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoal
double swab
50
220116 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoal
single swab
50
220119 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoal
soft aluminum wire
50
220117 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoal
double swab
50
220126 BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoal
flexible twisted wire
50

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References
  1. Gamble SL. A comparison of two swab transport systems in the recovery of fastidious organisms. Paper presented at: ASM 104th General Assembly; May 2004; New Orleans, LA.
  2. Hirschman JS, Perry JL. Modification of swab applicators providing full compliance with NCCLS standard M40-A. Paper presented at: ASM 104th General Assembly; May 2004; New Orleans, LA.
  3. Heiter BJ, Bourbeau PP. Influence of storage conditions on the performance of swab transport devices as determined by the quality control guidelines of NCCLS standard M40. Paper presented at: ASM 104th General Assembly; May 2004; New Orleans, LA.

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