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BD CultureSwab™

MaxV Collection and

Transport Systems

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Overview

BD CultureSwab™ MaxV and BD CultureSwab™ MaxV (+) collection and transport systems improve microorganism viability during transport. BD CultureSwab MaxV swabs contain a unique blend of nonanimal proteins embedded into the swab fibers, providing additional nutrients for maintaining microorganisms during transport.

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Features and Benefits
Improved organism recovery

The BD CultureSwab™ MaxV system improves the recovery of fastidious organisms such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae, facilitating appropriate diagnosis.1–3

Multiple formats

The BD CultureSwab™ MaxV system is available with liquid Stuart or liquid Amies media, in single- or double-swab formats, for the transport of aerobes. Additionally, the BD CultureSwab™ MaxV (+) system is available in Amies gel medium without charcoal, in single- and double-swab formats, for the transport of aerobic and facultative anaerobic organisms.

Nitrogen-flushed packaging

The BD CultureSwab™ MaxV system features nitrogen-flushed packaging to ensure sterility.

Patented tube design

The BD CultureSwab™ MaxV system features a patented tube design with a tamper-evident seal and double-action security cap.

Products & Accessories
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    BD CultureSwab MaxV (+) double swab with Amies gel without charcoal

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    BD CultureSwab MaxV (+) single swab with Amies gel without charcoal

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    BD CultureSwab MAXV double swab with liquid Stuart medium

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    BD CultureSwab MaxV single swab with liquid Stuart medium

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    BD CultureSwab MaxV double swab with liquid Amies medium

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    BD CultureSwab MaxV single swab with liquid Amies medium

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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