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Calcium Alginate

Calcium Alginate

Sterile Calcium Alginate Swabs 

  • Organic material derived from seaweed.
  • Commonly used for specimen collection where fine tips, flexible handles, or biodegradable fibers are desirable.
  • Contain no fatty acids. In addition, the alginate fibers are slowly dissolved by body fluids and tissues, so any fibers that remain after testing will quickly be eliminated.
Our discount prices on Puritan sterile calcium alginate swabs for specimen collection and wound care from Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies apply to small and large orders. These eco-friendly specimen collection swabs are made from organic materials derived from seaweed. The biodegradable alginate fibers are slowly dissolved by body fluids and body tissues, which allows the quick elimination of remaining fibers after testing. The swab tips contain no fatty acids.

We have American-made Puritan sterile calcium alginate swabs with non-irritating nasopharyngeal swab tips. The flexible aluminum shafts on these swabs make it easier to collect nasopharyngeal specimens from small cavities. The flexible shafts on Puritan's miniature tip sterile calcium alginate swabs make them a popular choice for collecting urethral/genital specimens. The small size of the swab tip makes these swabs popular for pediatrics, ophthalmology and veterinary practices. We also carry Puritan dry transport systems with sterile swabs and dry transport tubes to safeguard specimens during transport route to the lab.