Swabs

Swabs

  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Cotton Swab, 6 in. Wood Shaft, Regular Tip Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Cotton Swab, 6 in. Wood Shaft, Regular Tip

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

    Puritan Medical Products

    $16.99 - $159.99
    Puritan Regular Cotton Tip Swabs Soft, non-abrasive Highly absorbent cotton swab, made from USP (U.S.Pharma) grade cotton fiber to ensure consistency of the tip, soft non-abrasive. Seamless cotton swab, no exposed edges. Compatible with most...
    806-WC
    SKU:
    806-WC
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Wood
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.188 in. (4.776 mm)
    $16.99 - $159.99
  • Teknipure TS-P-6 Tekniswab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag Teknipure TS-P-6 Tekniswab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Tekniswab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Teknipure

    $19.99
    TekniSwab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester Swab Non-Abrasive Knit - Cleans Safely! Non-abrasive, laundered, double-ply, knitted polyester swab with elongated tip. Lint free. Low in NVR's. Low particulate generation. Knitted Polyester swabs handle...
    TSP6
    SKU:
    TSP6
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Knitted Polyester
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.264 in. ( 6.7 mm)
    $19.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $14.99 - $139.99
    Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Polyester Swab Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination Polyester swabs are non-absorbent and contains no fatty acids or latent sugars, making it ideal for specimen transport, lab work, and diagnostic kits...
    25-806-1PD
    SKU:
    25-806-1PD
    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)
    $14.99 - $139.99
  • Puritan Medical Products 872-PC DBL Puritan Double Pointed Tip Cotton Swab, 3.2 in., Paper Shaft

    Puritan Double Pointed Tip Cotton Swab, 3.2 in., Paper Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $15.99 - $74.99
    Puritan Double Pointed Tip Cotton Swab Hard, Sharp, Cone Tips! Fine pointed, double tip cotton swab for cleaning sensitive components. Highly absorbent. Lint free cotton swab with hard, sharp double point and residue free for critical environments...
    872-PC-DBL
    SKU:
    872-PC-DBL
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    3.2 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Paper
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    Japan
    Tip Shape:
    Pointed
    Tip Diameter:
    0.185 in. (4.699 mm)
    $15.99 - $74.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Jumbo Tip Cotton Swab, 8 in. Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Jumbo Tip Cotton Swab, 8 in.

    Puritan Jumbo Tip Cotton Swab, 8 in.

    Puritan Medical Products

    $10.79 - $99.99
    Puritan 8" Jumbo Tip Cotton Swab, Paper Shaft Pharma Grade Cotton Suitable for OB/GYN Exams Ideal for gathering specimens during OB/GYN preparation/examinations, Proctoscopy exams, Laboratory cell research. Soft & Extra absorbent jumbo cotton...
    808-COTTON
    SKU:
    808-COTTON
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Sterile:
    No
    Applications:
    Medical / Critical Environment / Health & Beauty
    Overall Length:
    8 in.
    Exact Length:
    207.975 mm (8.188 in.)
    Tip Length:
    28.575 mm (1.125 in.)
    Tip Width:
    12.7 mm (.5 in.)
    Tip Diameter:
    12.7 mm (.5 in.)
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Paper
    Handle Length:
    179.4 mm (7.062 in.)
    Handle Diameter:
    3.962 mm (0.156 in.)
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Box Item Count:
    50 swabs
    Case Item Count:
    10 boxes of 50 swabs
    Tip Diameter:
    0.5 in. (12.7 mm)
    $10.79 - $99.99
  •  CT707A CleanTex Large Rectangular Foam Swab, Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag  CT707A CleanTex Large Rectangular Foam Swab, Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    CleanTex Large Rectangular Foam Swab, Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    CleanTex

    $34.99
    CleanTex Large Rectangular Tip Foam Swab Large general purpose cleaning swab! Large closed - cell polyurethane foam head possesses excellent durability and cushioning. Thermally sealed head, silicone free. Soft and nonabrasive foam swab, with low...
    CT707A
    SKU:
    CT707A
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    5.2 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.614 in. (15.6 mm)
    $34.99
  • Teknipure TS-P-6E Tekniswab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag Teknipure TS-P-6E Tekniswab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Tekniswab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Teknipure

    $22.99
    TekniSwab Elongated Tip Knitted Polyester ESD Swab Non-Abrasive knit - cleans safely! Non-abrasive, laundered, double-ply, knitted polyester swabwith elongated tip. Lint free. Very Low in NVR's, ion content, and particulate generation. Handle is...
    TSP6ESD
    SKU:
    TSP6ESD
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Knitted Polyester
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    Yes
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.264 in. (6.7 mm)
    $22.99
  • Teknipure TS-P-5 Tekniswab Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag Teknipure TS-P-5 Tekniswab Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Tekniswab Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Teknipure

    $20.99
    TekniSwab 5" Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 100/bag Non-Abrasive Knit - Cleans Safely! Non-abrasive, laundered, double-ply, knitted polyester swab with flat paddle tip. Lint free. Low in NVR's. Low particulate generation. Knitted Polyester...
    TSP5
    SKU:
    TSP5
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    5 in.
    Tip Material:
    Knitted Polyester
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.472 in. ( 12mm)
    $20.99
  • Puritan Medical Products 1605-PSF RECT Puritan Foam Swab, Small Rectangular Tip, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Foam Swab, Small Rectangular Tip, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $15.99 - $299.99
        PurSwab Rectangular Tip Foam Swab Lint Free and Non-Abrasive Foam tip swabs are made from medical grade polyurethane foam with 100 ppi (pores per square inch) - shred resistant to stand up to the toughest scrubbing. Soft,...
    1605-PSF-RECT
    SKU:
    1605-PSF-RECT
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    5 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.531 in. (13.488 mm)
    $15.99 - $299.99
  • Teknipure TS-F-6E Tekniswab Elongated Tip Foam ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag Teknipure TS-F-6E Tekniswab Elongated Tip Foam ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Tekniswab Elongated Tip Foam ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    Teknipure

    $20.99
    TekniSwab 6" Elongated Tip Foam ESD Swab Safe for static sensitive components! Open Cell polyurethane foam has high solvent capacity and is non-abrasive. An ideal choice for critical purpose cleaning or sampling. Handle is static dissipative for...
    TSF6ESD
    SKU:
    TSF6ESD
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    Yes
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.263 in. (6.7 mm)
    $20.99
  •  CT712A CleanTex Rectangular Tip Foam Swab, Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag  CT712A CleanTex Rectangular Tip Foam Swab, Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    CleanTex Rectangular Tip Foam Swab, Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

    CleanTex

    $36.99
    CleanTex Rectangular Tip Foam Swab General purpose cleaning swab! Closed-cell polyurethane foam head possesses excellent durability and cushioning. Thermally sealed head over rigid paddle, silicone free. Soft and nonabrasive foam swab, with low...
    CT712A
    SKU:
    CT712A
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    5 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.50 in. (12.5 mm)
    $36.99
  • Dynarex Regular Cotton Swab, 3 in.
 Dynarex Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Wood Shaft

    Dynarex Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Wood Shaft

    Dynarex

    $6.99 - $64.99
    Dynarex Cotton Tipped Wood Applicators, 3" Soft, non-abrasive Highly absorbent cotton swab, manufactured to uniform length and shape. Seamless cotton swab without exposed edges. Soft, non-abrasive, and compatible with most solvents/chemicals...
    DYN4301-3IN
    SKU:
    DYN4301-3IN
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    3 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 - $64.99
  • Puritan Medical Products 3130 Puritan Small Paddle Tip Microfiber Swab, 2.7 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Small Paddle Tip Microfiber Swab, 2.7 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $21.59 - $199.99
    PurSwab 2.7" Small Paddle Tip Microfiber Swab Superior wipe/dry characteristics Safely remove residues and contaminants or apply liquids. Microfiber swab tips welded on without adhesives. Safe for optics/lenses. Flexible microfiber swab tip gets into...
    3130
    SKU:
    3130
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    2.7 in.
    Tip Material:
    MicroFiber
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.135 in. (3.429 mm)
    $21.59 - $199.99
  •  CT705 CleanTex Wrapped Cotton Swab, Wood Shaft, 1000/box

    CleanTex Wrapped Cotton Swab, Wood Shaft, 1000/box

    CleanTex

    $34.99
    CleanTex Wrapped Cotton Swab Extra-high absorbency for cleaning surfaces! Highly absorbent 100% wrapped cotton fiber head possesses excellent capacity and cushioning. Seamless swab, no exposed edges. Soft and nonabrasive, heat resistant. Good...
    CT705
    SKU:
    CT705
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Wood
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.25 in. (6.4 mm)
    $34.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Transport Tube Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Transport Tube

    Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Transport Tube

    Puritan Medical Products

    $57.99 - $269.99
    Puritan Sterile Polyester Swab with Transport Tube Secure collection for safe transport to the Lab! Polyester swabs are non-absorbent and contains no fatty acids or latent sugars, making it ideal for specimen transport, lab work, and diagnostic kits...
    25-806-1PD-BT
    SKU:
    25-806-1PD-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)
    $57.99 - $269.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Double Polyester Swabs, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Double Polyester Swabs, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Puritan Sterile Double Polyester Swabs, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $15.99 - $149.99
    Puritan Sterile Double Regular Tip Polyester Swabs Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination Polyester swabs are non-absorbent and contains no fatty acids or latent sugars, making it ideal for specimen transport, lab work, and diagnostic...
    25-806-2PD
    SKU:
    25-806-2PD
    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)
    $15.99 - $149.99

Swabs & Applicators

What is the most common types of swab?

Cotton swabs are the most common type used in homes, hospitals, and commercial environments. The material is highly functional, soft, and affordable. Labs and manufacturing facilities use cotton swabs for precise cleaning. Hospitals, long-term care centers, and other medical facilities use cotton swabs to test, clean wounds and apply ointment. Medical cotton swabs are made from pharmaceutical-grade cotton fiber.

Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies strives to provide your business with top-of-the-line swabs in bulk or small packs specifically designed to suit your individual needs. All our cotton swabs are made from pharmaceutical-grade spun cotton fiber and provide a soft, absorbent, and affordable option for many uses. It doesn't matter if you need a single 100-swab bag or several cases of 1,000; we can help you.

Where does the word 'swab' come from?

Swab has its origin in sailing, in which sailors would swab the deck. Swabs have come a long way since then. The inventor of modern cotton swabs, Leo Gerstenzang, was inspired at home when he saw his wife sticking cotton balls onto the ends of toothpicks and using this tool to clean out their child’s ears.

What are other popular swab materials?

It's essential to tailor your swab to your specific application.

Here's a list of common swab materials:

  • Calcium Alginate
  • Cotton
  • Flocked
  • Foam
  • Foam covered cotton
  • Knitted Polyester
  • Microfiber
  • Rayon
  • Polyester

Calcium alginate is ideal for specimen collection, testing, and screening. The fine tips and flexible handles make it suitable for collection. There are a variety of tip sizes, including mini-tips for nasopharyngeal testing. Pediatrics, ophthalmology, urology, gynecology, wound care, and veterinary care depends on calcium alginate swabs. The unique material contains no fatty acids and is bio-degradable.

Foam swabs are the ideal industrial swab because of their soft and non-abrasive nature, making them suitable for sensitive components. They’re also perfect for cleanroom use, as they feature thermal bonding to prevent contamination.

Rayon is a cellulose-based material derived from natural sources. Rayon is more absorbent than cotton, making them useful for specimen collection. Rayon's manufacturing process eliminates contaminants. Some prefer rayon instead of cotton in applications that are not concerned with leaving lint residue behind after collection or application.

What are flocked swabs?

Flocking refers to applying the multi-length fibers to an adhesive-coated surface; if a swab has flocking, it is a flocked swab. You would want to use a flocked swab to enhance your sample collection. All flocked swabs have definite advantages for a wide range of sample collection applications. We offer flocked swabs that have a manufacturing process unlike any other.

Our HydraFlock® swab is our high-performance product, specifically engineered for a wide range of biological specimen collection. Its unique three-dimensional microstructure design facilitates excellent specimen collection and complete elution, unlike any other swab on the market today. PurFlock Ultra®'s high purity characteristics make it an ideal flocked swab for PCR, molecular assays, DFA testing, forensic applications, and direct antigen testing. Its uniquely designed fiber structure accounts for better cell yield in the specimen with a limited sample size. 

These proprietary and patented processes allow our flocked swabs to help you collect and retain more specimens than your traditional spun-fiber swab made from cotton, polyester or rayon. Our ultrafine flock styles are commonly used for nasopharyngeal specimen collection, while the micro-ultrafine style is well suited for small cavities and pediatrics. Therefore, the very best Puritan flocked swab is the one that serves your specific needs for optimal collection flexibility.

Where can you buy swabs and applicators?

Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies is your trusted source for swabs and applicators. Choose from an assortment of shapes, sizes, and materials. We carry leading brands such as Puritan Medical Products, CleanTex, Tekniwab, Conventry, Chemtronics, and more! We are an authorized dealer and have decades of experience in the industry.