Medical Swabs

Medical Swabs

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  • Get Puritan Cap-Shure Sterile Cotton Swab, 6", Polypropylene Shaft 25-807-1PC-EC at Harmony

    Puritan Cap-Shure Sterile Cotton Swab, 7 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $48.99
    Puritan Cap-Shure Sterile Buccal Cotton Swab Tip Protector and Swab in one Sterile Package Aerated Tip protector slides on the shaft and keeps the tip suspended away from the sides. Lays flat to air dry. Designed for DNA and evidence collection...
    25-807-1PC-EC
    SKU:
    25-807-1PC-EC
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    7 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    Yes
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.203 in. (5.157 mm)
    $48.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $48.99
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  • Dynarex 4305 Sterile Cotton Tipped Wood Applicator Swab, 6", Wood shaft, 200/box at Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies

    Dynarex Double Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6", Wood shaft

    Dynarex

    $6.99
    Dynarex Sterile Cotton Tipped Wood Applicator Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination For general-purpose use, as a medication applicator, for wound dressing and cleaning. Features a rigid shaft for specimen collection. Use in site...
    DYN4305-6INSTERILE
    SKU:
    DYN4305-6INSTERILE
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Wood
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.197 in. (5 mm)
    $6.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $6.99
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  • Dynarex Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6", Wood shaft (DYN4304-6INSTERILE) at Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies

    Dynarex Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6", Wood shaft

    Dynarex

    $5.99
    Dynarex Sterile Cotton Tipped Wood Applicator Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination For general-purpose use, as a medication applicator, for wound dressing and cleaning. Features a rigid shaft for specimen collection. Use in site...
    DYN4304-6INSTERILE
    SKU:
    DYN4304-6INSTERILE
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Wood
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.197 in. (5 mm)
    $5.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $5.99
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  • Get Puritan Sterile DNA Free Foam Swab, Round Tip, 5", Polypropylene Shaft 25-1805-FDNA at Harmony

    Puritan Sterile DNA Free Foam Swab, Round Tip, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $41.99
      Puritan Sterile DNA Free Round Tip Foam Swabs Accurate Sampling! Swabs are manufactured in a cleanroom environment and certified by an independent lab to be DNA-free, Dnase-free adn RNase-Free. These are a good choice for Buccal cell...
    25-1805-FDNA
    SKU:
    25-1805-FDNA
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    5 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.906 in. (23.013 mm)
    $41.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $41.99
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  • Get Sterile HydraFlock Flocked Swab, Large Tip, P25-3406-H at Harmony

    Sterile HydraFlock Flocked Swab, Large Tip

    Puritan Medical Products

    $24.99
      HydraFlock® Flocked Sterile Swab Large Tip Higher absorption capacity! A new era in polyester flock swab technology. HydraFlock provides superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of Hydra's multi-length...
    25-3406-H
    SKU:
    25-3406-H
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    HydraFlocked
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.212 in. (5.385 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    3.15 in. (80 mm)
    $24.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $24.99
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  • Get Sterile PurFlock Ultra Swab w/Transport Tube, Ultrafine Tip, 500/cs P25-3317-U-BT at Harmony

    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Swab with Transport Tube, Ultrafine Tip, 500/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    $64.99
    PurFlock Ultra Swab w/Transport Tube Ideal for rapid diagnostic testing! An ideal choice in polyester flock swabs with excellent absorption and elution of specimens when high levels of absorbency aren't necessary. PurFlock Ultra's high purity...
    25-3317-U-BT
    SKU:
    25-3317-U-BT
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Ultra Flocked
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    Yes
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.14 in. (3.556 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    3.94 in. (100 mm)
    $64.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $64.99
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  • Get Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Crown Tip, 500/case P25-3000-U-E30 at Harmony

    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Crown Tip, 500/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    $219.99
      PurFlock Sterile Crown Tip Swab Higher absorption capacity! PurFlock swabs are a ideal choice in polyester flock swabs with excellent absorption and elution of specimens when high levels of absorbency aren't necessary. Crown Tip size:...
    P25-3000-U-E30
    SKU:
    P25-3000-U-E30
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 business days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Ultra Flocked
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.180 in. (4.572 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    1.19 in. (30 mm)
    $219.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $219.99
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  • Get Puritan Sterile Cotton Swab, Transport Tube, P25-806-1PC-BT at Harmony

    Puritan Sterile Cotton Swab, Transport Tube

    Puritan Medical Products

    $59.99
      Puritan Sterile Cotton Swab with Transport Tube Creates a safe and sterile transport for specimen collection! Dry Transport system, securely holds swab for collection and for transportation to the lab. Label has space for collection...
    P25-806-1PC-BT
    SKU:
    P25-806-1PC-BT
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    Yes
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.203 in. (5.157 mm)
    $59.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $59.99
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  • Get Puritan Sterile Cotton Swab, Plastic shaft, 2000/cs P25-803 2PC at Harmony

    Puritan Sterile Cotton Swab, Plastic Shaft, 200/box

    Puritan Medical Products

    $21.59
      Puritan Sterile Cotton Swabs Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination Suitable for cell collection, wound dressing and cleaning, application of topical dressings and more. Sterile cotton swabs are individually wrapped - always...
    25-803 2PC
    SKU:
    25-803 2PC
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    3 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.203 in. (5.157 mm)
    $21.59
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $21.59
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  • Get Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6", Solid Polystyrene Shaft, 1000/cs P25-806-1PD-SOLID at Harmony

    Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Solid Polystyrene Shaft, 1000/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    $129.99
    Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Polyester Swab and Solid Shaft The solid handle offers better control! Sterile, diagnostic grade polyester tip. Use in the collection of specimens from throats, gynecological screening or industrial surfaces. The solid...
    P25-806-1PD-SOLID
    SKU:
    P25-806-1PD-SOLID
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Polyester
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.203 in. (5.157 mm)
    $129.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $129.99
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  • Get Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Large Tip Swab, P25-3406-U-BT-Case at Harmony

    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Large Tip Swab

    Puritan Medical Products

    $67.99
    PurFlock Ultra Swab, Large Tip Ideal for rapid diagnostic testing! An ideal choice in polyester flock swabs with excellent absorption and elution of specimens when high levels of absorbency aren't necessary. PurFlock Ultra's high purity...
    25-3406-U-BT
    SKU:
    25-3406-U-BT
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Ultra Flocked
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    Yes
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.212 in. (5.385 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    3.15 in. (80 mm)
    $67.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $67.99
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  • Get Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Micro Ultrafine Tip, 6", Polystyrene Shaft 25-3318-U at Harmony

    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Micro Ultrafine Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $17.99
    Puritan Sterile PurFlock® Ultra Microfine Tip Swab Ideal for rapid diagnostic testing! An ideal choice in polyester flock swabs with excellent absorption and elution of specimens when high levels of absorbency aren't necessary. PurFlock Ultra's...
    25-3318-U
    SKU:
    25-3318-U
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Ultra Flocked
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.14 in. (3.556 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    3.94 in. (100 mm)
    $17.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $17.99
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  • Get Puritan Jumbo Tip Rayon Swab, Firm Tip, 500/cs P817 at Harmony

    Puritan Jumbo Tip Rayon Swab, Firm Tip, 500/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    $119.99
      Puritan OB/GYN and Proctoscopic Rayon Swab Firm, Jumbo Rayon Tip Extra absorbent jumbo rayon swab tip is more tightly wound and has extra binder for firmer tip than the standard P816 swab. Multi-use swab is suitable for gathering...
    P817
    SKU:
    P817
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    16 in.
    Tip Material:
    Rayon
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.5 in. (12.7 mm)
    $119.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $119.99
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  • Get Puritan Double Sterile Polyester Swabs, Regular Tip, 6", Transport Tube, 500/cs P25-806-2PD-BT at Harmony

    Puritan Double Sterile Polyester Swabs, Regular Tip, 6 in., Transport Tube, 500/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    $529.99
        Puritan Sterile Polyester Double Swab with Transport Tube Perfect for specimen collection and transportation! Double swab tips accommodates multiple sampling sites. Use in collection of specimens from throats, for gynecological...
    P25-806-2PD-BT
    SKU:
    P25-806-2PD-BT
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Polyester
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    Yes
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.203 in. (5.157 mm)
    $529.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $529.99
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  • Get Puritan Sterile Foam Swab, Small Tip, 6", Acetal Shaft 25-1406PF at Harmony

    Puritan Sterile Foam Swab, Small Tip, 6 in., Acetal Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $27.99
      Puritan Sterile Small Tip Foam Swab Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination! Small foam swab tip for minimum patient discomfort - great for specimen collection. Non-Abrasive, pharma grade foam swabs are highly absorbent...
    25-1406PF
    SKU:
    25-1406PF
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Acetal
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.141 in. (3.582 mm)
    $27.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
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    $27.99
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  • Get Sterile HydraFlock Swab w/Transport Tube, Elongated Tip 25-3606-H-BT at Harmony

    Sterile HydraFlock Swab with Transport Tube, Elongated Tip

    Puritan Medical Products

    $84.99
      HydraFlock® Flocked Sterile Elongated Tip Swab, with Transport Tube Higher absorption capacity! Tips have no adhesive residue, nothing to interfere with cell collection. Dry Transport system, securely holds swab for...
    25-3606-H-BT
    SKU:
    25-3606-H-BT
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    Yes
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    HydraFlocked
    Shaft Material:
    Polystyrene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    Yes
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.219 in. (5.563 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    1.19 in. (30 mm)
    $84.99
    Qty in Cart: 0
    Price:
    $84.99
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Medical Swabs

Choose from a variety of sterile swab head shapes and materials including sterile cotton, rayon, polyester, foam, and flocked. Handle options include wood, plastic, and biodegradable paper. Most swabs are manufactured in the USA. Some Sterile swabs uses are to collect/transfer bacteria onto a growth medium, among many other applications. Choose from a variety of handle types, swab tip types, and sizes to suit your needs and maximize patient comfort and/or sample collection. These sterile swabs are designed for specimen collection, site preparation, or general medical purposes. Great for forensics and general medical applications. Medical swabs are ideal for culturing, transport, and environmental sampling.

Our sterile swab sticks are made with top-quality materials like sterile cotton, rayon, polyester, foam and flocked by top brands like Puritan Medical Products. But not every material is ideal for every application. For your general purpose applications, we highly recommend our sterile cotton swab for microbiology and many more applications. Each cotton sterile swab stick is made from pharmaceutical-grade spun cotton fiber in the U.S., so you know you're getting the best quality with these medical cotton swabs. Wooden stick swabs are the most common option, but we also have styles with plastic shafts that are a bit more flexible. You'll also find swabs with medical foam swabs (ideal for use with chemicals) and medical rayon swabs (ideal for eliminating damaging elements that could interfere with specimens) in this huge selection.

For specialty applications, we're happy to provide wound measurement swabs and calcium alginate medical swabs. The former is uniquely designed for wound measurement due to the flexible shaft, while the latter features biodegradable fibers which makes them ideal for specimen collection. Self-saturating swabs are a must for environments where you need extra convenience with pre-filled solutions. If you're unsure which style would be best-suited to your needs, don't hesitate to contact us today.

What makes a sterile swab? 

All of Puritan's sterile swabs undergo either ethylene oxide gas sterilization or gamma irradiation sterilization before they are sent to customers.

  • Ethylene oxide sterilization: Used for delicate instruments and devices that can't tolerate heat or moisture. Treated with ethylene oxide gas, which disrupts the DNA of any microorganisms living on them and stops the organisms from reproducing.
  • Gamma rays: A form of electromagnetic radiation. Rays pass through plastics and kill bacteria by breaking the bonds of bacterial DNA. Gamma radiation is very penetrating, and is commonly used for sterilization of disposable medical equipment.

Sterile Swab Materials

Medical and sterile swabs are essential devices in medical operations. These single-use tools are designed and fabricated for diverse applications, including wound treatment, specimen collection and even equipment cleanup. Calcium alginate swab use goes beyond medicine.It is important to note that there are different types of swabs available for varying uses.

If you are on the market for swabs for your work environment, you must evaluate the available options before making your purchase. Here is a simple guide on the different medical swabs, their benefits and uses to help you select the best products.

Calcium Alginate

Calcium alginate swabs have organic tips. These tips are fabricated using a material derived from seaweed. These products are primarily used for specimen collection, but they are also quite advantageous in wound treatment. The primary benefit of using calcium alginate swabs over alternatives is the biodegradability.  The fibers on the body and around wounds from the tips will degrade naturally, eliminating residues.

Sterilized Cotton Swabs

If you are looking for general purpose medical swabs, you should choose cotton tip products. These tools are low-cost items which are perfect for high volume needs. Moreover, the products have desirable properties such as high absorbency, safety and softness. Cotton swabs can be used for wound treatment, cleaning and dressing application. You can also use the swab for sample collection and DNA testing, but you should use DNA free cotton swabs for the most accurate results.

Sterile Flocked Swabs

You should choose flocked medical swabs if you are on the market for specimen collection tools. These swabs are specially manufactured to guarantee superior performance in this application. The flocked tip of the swab is made by arranging multi-length polyester fibers with split ends uniformly around the shaft. Unlike other swabs, the collection of specimen does not depend on absorption. Instead, the collection relies on the special design, guaranteeing the best extraction performance.

Sterile Foam Swabs 

Foam tip medical swabs are fabricated using medical-grade polyurethane foam. The high absorbency of the foam makes the product beneficial for specimen collection and testing applications. The soft, nonabrasive nature of the foam is suitable if you are looking for swabs to clean your delicate equipment. Moreover, it is important to note that the material can withstand exposure to chemicals which compromise other types of tips.

 OB/GYN Swabs

You should select special OBGYN medical swabs if you are looking to acquire products for gynecological examination and preparation. These medical tools are designed and fabricated with oversized tips, guaranteeing efficient application. The OBGYN swabs are sterile, highly absorbent and latex-free. When shopping for your swabs, you can purchase rayon or cotton tips. Also, consider acquiring cervical scrapers and collection devices along with your swabs for efficiency.

Sterile Polyester Swabs

If your laboratory or other medical space requires swabs for biological tests, it is important to consider polyester tip swabs. These sterile devices are made using medical-grade polyester which is compatible with most lab tests. For instance, the polyester tip swabs can be used in PCR testing, rapid test diagnostics and general microbiological analysis. The product is also useful in specimen collection, and its exceptional sterility will prevent sample contamination.

Sterile Rayon Swabs

Rayon medical swabs are ideal for use in medical applications where cotton-tipped products are unsuitable. Their soft and absorbent nature makes these swabs perfect for specimen collection. In general, the tips of these tools are made using wood pulp. However, the natural material is processed extensively to eliminate compounds which could contaminate the specimen. Therefore, you can collect, process and transport your samples without concern.

Sterile Wound Measurement

Measuring surgical wounds, lacerations and other forms of damage can expose a patient to infections. Therefore, it is important to have sterile wound measurement swabs to acquire the right readings while minimizing the risk of infections. Wound measurement sticks and swabs are favorable because they are flexible and use a metric rule. Also, the foam tips at the end of the shafts are perfect for undermining, packing and tunneling around the wound.

Choosing The Right Medical Swabs

Choosing and purchasing the right medical swabs for your needs is not an insurmountable process. You will only need to consider your potential application of the medical tool in your work environment. It is also advisable to compare the different tip sizes and shaft lengths and designs. In addition, you must think about the suitability of the shaft material for your applications. If you are interested in a range of disposable swabs and applicators, consult Harmony for more information.