Medical Swabs

Medical Swabs

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    Medline Lemon Glycerin SwabSticks

    Lemon Glycerin SwabSticks, 750/case

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    Lemon Glycerin SwabSticks Refreshing citrus taste! Pleasant, refreshing citrus taste, leaves your mouth fresh. Foil packaging keeps your swabstick moist until use. 4" rayon tipped plastic swabsticks get into hard to reach places. Three swabsticks...
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    Get Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Large Tip, 6", Polystyrene Shaft 25-3406-U at Harmony

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

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    Harmony Price: $19.99
      Sterile PurFlock® Ultra Large 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...
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    Sterile HydraFlock Ultrafine Tip Swab with Transport Tube, 100/box

    Puritan Medical Products

    Harmony Price: $74.99
      HydraFlock® Flocked Sterile Swab, Micro Tip w/Transport Tube Higher absorption capacity! A new era in polyester flock swab technology. HydraFlock swabs provide a superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of...
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    Get Sterile HydraFlock Flocked Swab w/Transport Tube, Elongated Tip, 500/cs P25-3206-H-20MM-BT at Harmony

    Sterile HydraFlock Flocked Swab with Transport Tube, Elongated Tip, 500/case

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    Harmony Price: $399.99
      HydraFlock Flocked Sterile Swab, Elongated Tip Higher absorption capacity! HydraFlock Flocked Swabs provide superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of Hydra's multi-length fibers is designed to enhance rapid...
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    Puritan Sterile Calcium Alginate (Nasopharyngeal) Swab

    Puritan Sterile Calcium Alginate (Nasopharyngeal) Swab, Mini-Tip, 5.4 in., Aluminum Shaft

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    Harmony Price: $34.99
    Puritan Sterile Calcium Alginate Mini-Tip Swab Non-Irritating nasopharyngeal specimen collection Sterile and individually wrapped. Calcium Alginate swabs contain no fatty acids and is bio-degradable. Non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Use in...
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    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Elongated Tip, 500/case

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    Harmony Price: $209.99
      PurFlock Ultra Flocked Sterile Swab, Elongated Tip Ideal for various rapid diagnostic tests! PurFlock swabs are a ideal choice in polyester flock swabs with excellent absorption and elution of specimens when high levels of absorbency aren't...
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    Get Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Ultrafine Tip, 6" Polystyrene Shaft 25-3317-U at Harmony

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

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    Harmony Price: $19.99
      PurFlock® Ultra Flocked Sterile Ultrafine 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...
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    Get Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6" Wood Shaft 25-806-1WC at Harmony

    Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6 in., Wood Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    Harmony Price: $10.79
      Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swabs 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...
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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

    Harmony Price: $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...
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    Puritan Sterile DNA Controlled Cotton Swab with Transport Tube (25-805-1PC-TT-FABUSA)

    Puritan Sterile DNA Controlled Cotton Swab with Transport Tube

    Puritan Medical Products

    Harmony Price: $69.99
    Puritan DNA Controlled Cotton Swab Transport Tube keeps samples safe! DNA Controlled swabs are manufactured in a DNA controlled and monitored cleanroom environment. Suitable for use as buccal swab and for other cell collection for testing including...
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    Puritan Sterile Rayon Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Wood Shaft, 1000/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    Harmony Price: $104.99
      Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Rayon Swab Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination Ideal for diagnostic specimen collection, DNA testing, wound treatment and application of medicines Made from finest USP grade rayon fiber,...
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    Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Rayon Swab with Transport Tube

    Puritan Medical Products

    Harmony Price: $52.99
      Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Rayon Swab Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination Use in general-purpose cell collection, testing, screening. Also suitable for DNA testing. Made from finest USP grade rayon fiber, low-lint. Dry...
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    Sterile Cap-Shure HydraFlock Swab, Large Tip, 500/case

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    Harmony Price: $389.99
      HydraFlock® Flocked Sterile Cap-Shure Swab, Large Tip Higher collection capacity! HydraFlock Flocked Swabs provide superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of Hydra's multi-length fibers are designed to...
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    Sterile Ultra Flocked Mini-Tip Swab with Transport Tube, 6 in.

    Puritan Medical Products

    Harmony Price: $59.99
      Puritan Sterile PurFlock Ultra Swab w/Transport Tube Ideal for rapid diagnostic testing! An ideal choice in a polyester flock swab with excellent absorption and elution of specimens when HydraFlock's high levels of absorbency aren't...
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    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Large Tip Swab, 500/case

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    Harmony Price: $319.99
      PurFlock Ultra 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 high purity...
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    Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Elongated Tip, No Breakpoint, 500/case

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    Harmony Price: $244.99
      Sterile PurFlock Ultra Flocked Swab, Elongated Tip Ideal for various rapid diagnostic tests! An ideal choice in a polyester flock swab with excellent absorption and elution of specimens. PurFlock Ultra's high purity characteristics makes...
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.