Swabs for Testing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 testing is continually evolving. When conducting diagnostic testing for COVID-19, the CDC recommends Nasopharyngeal (NP) or Oropharyngeal (OP) swabbing. Depending on how the platform used to test the specimen, some tests are designed to analyze a swab specimen directly, without the use of any media. Other platforms require the swabs to be placed immediately into a sterile transport tube containing 2-3mL of either UniTranz-RT Universal Transport Systems, Opti-Swab® - Liquid Amies Transport Systems, or sterile saline solution.  Our foam or flock swabs are the ideal swab for nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal specimen collection when 2019-nCoV is suspected.

HydraFlock® 6" Sterile Ultrafine Flock Swab w/Polystyrene Handle - Nasopharyngeal Swab

A new era in flock swab technology. HydraFlock provides superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of Hydra’s multi-length fibers are designed to enhance rapid absorption and quick release of biological specimens.

Sterile Standard Foam Swab w/Polystyrene Handle - Nasal Swab

This specialty applicator is tipped with 100ppi medical grade polyurethane foam. Ideal for nasal, anterior nares, buccal specimen collection for testing and screening.

UniTranz-RT® Collection and Transport System, with Universal Transport Medium

Puritan UniTranz-RT™ Collection and Transport System is intended for the collection and transport of clinical samples containing viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas from the collection site to the testing laboratory...

Opti-Swab® 1ml Liquid Amies Transport Medium

The Puritan Opti-Swab Liquid Amies Collection and Transport System consists of a sterile peel-open pouch containing a pre-scored HydraFlock® flocked swab and a polypropylene screw-cap vial containing 1 ml of modified liquid Amies medium.