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BD CultureSwab™ Collection and Transport Systems

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Overview

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

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Features and Benefits
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.

Fecal specimen transport

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

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.

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.

Products & Accessories
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    BD CultureSwab™ Plus-Gel

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    BD CultureSwab™ Polyester Liquid Amies Double 500 Ea

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    BD CultureSwab™ Polyester Liquid Amies Single 500 Ea

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    Cultureswab Polyester-Tipped Swab

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartsingle swab (polyester)

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiessingle swab (polyester)

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiesdouble swab (polyester)

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartdouble swab (polyester)

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    BD CultureSwab steriledouble swab

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartflexible aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiessoft aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartsoft aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiesflexible aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartregular aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiesregular aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoalflexible twisted wire

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoalflexible twisted wire

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoalsoft aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoalsingle swab

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoaldouble swab

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel with charcoalregular aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoaldouble swab

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoalsoft aluminum wire

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoaldouble swab

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartsingle swab

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiesdouble swab

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    BD CultureSwab Cary-Blair agarsingle swab

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    BD CultureSwab Plus Amies gel without charcoalsingle swab

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Stuartdouble swab

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    BD CultureSwab sterilesingle swab

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    BD CultureSwab liquid Amiessingle swab

Resources
Reference

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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