Swabs

Swabs

  • Teknipure TS-FS-3E Tekniswab Spiral Tip Foam ESD Swab, 3 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 500/bag

    Tekniswab Spiral Tip Foam ESD Swab, 3 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 500/bag

    Teknipure

    $49.99 - $199.99
    TekniSwab 3" Spiral 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. Conical Screw tip is ideal for cleaning...
    TSFS3-ESD
    SKU:
    TSFS3-ESD
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    3 in.
    Tip Material:
    Foam
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    Yes
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.125 in. (3.2 mm)
    $49.99 - $199.99
  • Puritan Medical Products UT-117 Puritan UniTranz-RT, 1ml, Ultrafine Tip (Nasal Swab) Puritan Medical Products UT-117 Puritan UniTranz-RT, 1ml, Ultrafine Tip (Nasal Swab)

    Puritan UniTranz-RT, 1ml, Ultrafine Tip (Nasal Swab)

    Puritan Medical Products

    $94.99 - $499.99
    Puritan UniTranz-RT Transport System with Polyester Flock Ultrafine Tip (Nasal) Swab and Medium Filled Vial 1ml Universal Transport Vial with 1 Ultrafine PurFlock Ultra Applicator (25-3317-U) PurFlock Ultra's high purity characteristics makes it an...
    UT-117
    SKU:
    UT-117
    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
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    3.94 in. (100 mm)
    Tip Diameter:
    0.14 in. (3.556 mm)
    $94.99 - $499.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Tapered & Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6 in., Wood Shaft

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

    Puritan Medical Products

    $15.99 - $148.99
    Puritan Tapered & Regular Tip Cotton Swab Double Tipped - Saves! 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...
    821-WC-DBL
    SKU:
    821-WC-DBL
    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)
    $15.99 - $148.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6 in., Wood Shaft

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

    Puritan Medical Products

    $11.79 - $104.99
      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...
    25-806-1WC
    SKU:
    25-806-1WC
    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:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.188 in. (4.776 mm)
    $11.79 - $104.99
  • Teknipure TS-MW-5 Tekniswab Paddle Tip Microfiber Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag Teknipure TS-MW-5 Tekniswab Paddle Tip Microfiber Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

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

    Teknipure

    $25.99 - $239.99
    TekniSwab 5" Paddle Tip Microfiber Swab Textured tip for Superior Cleaning! Double layers of microfiber fabric (70% polyester/30% nylon) with the patented textured tip design to eliminate contamination on surfaces. Non-Abrasive Tip offers a high...
    TSMW-5
    SKU:
    TSMW-5
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    5 in.
    Tip Material:
    MicroFiber
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.472 in. (12 mm)
    $25.99 - $239.99
  • Puritan Medical Products 871-PC DBL Puritan Double Pointed Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in., Paper Shaft

    Puritan Double Pointed Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in., Paper Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $14.99 - $139.99
    Puritan Double Pointed Tip Cotton Swab Hard, Sharp, Cone Tips! Works well to clean equipment and much more. Fine pointed, double tip cotton swab for cleaning sensitive components. Highly absorbent. Lint free cotton swab with hard, sharp double point and...
    871-PC-DBL
    SKU:
    871-PC-DBL
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    3.1 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Paper
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    Japan
    Tip Shape:
    Pointed
    Tip Diameter:
    0.118 in. (2.998 mm)
    $14.99 - $139.99
  • Puritan Medical Products 3655 Puritan Large Flat Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Large Flat Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $46.99 - $429.99
      PurSwab Large Flat Paddle Tip Knitted Polyester Swab 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...
    3655
    SKU:
    3655
    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:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.55 in. (13.97 mm)
    $46.99 - $429.99
  • On Sale
    Puritan Medical Products 806 WC Hospital Regular Cotton Swab Puritan Medical Products 806 WC Hospital Regular Cotton Swab

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

    Puritan Medical Products

    $8.99 - $84.99
    Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab Soft, non-abrasive Highly absorbent cotton swab, made from cotton fiber to ensure consistency of the tip, soft non-abrasive. Seamless cotton swab, no exposed edges. Compatible with most solvents/chemicals. Tip Size:...
    806-WC-Hospital
    SKU:
    806-WC-Hospital
    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:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.188 in. (4.776 mm)
    $8.99 - $84.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6 in. Wood Shaft Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6 in. Wood Shaft

    Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 6 in. Wood Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $15.99 - $149.99
      Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab Soft, non-abrasive Highly absorbent cotton swab, with peroxide-bleached ultra white soft non-abrasive cotton tip. Seamless cotton swab, no exposed edges. Compatible with most solvents/chemicals. Primarily used for...
    850-WC-POLY
    SKU:
    850-WC-POLY
    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)
    $15.99 - $149.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Sterile Foam Swab, Round Tip, 5 in., Polypropylene Shaft

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

    Puritan Medical Products

    $31.99 - $299.99
      Puritan Sterile Round Tip Foam Swab Large surface area for cell collection Use in collection of specimens for DNA testing. Features large foam swab surface for Buccal cell collection and Luminol test of minute blood stains. Round lollipop shape...
    25-1805-RND
    SKU:
    25-1805-RND
    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)
    $31.99 - $299.99
  • Teknipure TS-MW-6E Tekniswab Elongated Tip Microfiber ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag Teknipure TS-MW-6E Tekniswab Elongated Tip Microfiber ESD Swab, 6 in., Polypropylene Shaft, 100/bag

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

    Teknipure

    $36.99 - $339.99
    TekniSwab 6" Elongated Tip Microfiber ESD Swab Safe for static sensitive components! Double layers of mixed weave microfiber fabric (70% polyester/30% nylon) with patented textured tip design to eliminate contamination on surfaces. Handle is static...
    TSMW6-ESD
    SKU:
    TSMW6-ESD
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    6 in.
    Tip Material:
    MicroFiber
    Shaft Material:
    Polypropylene
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    Yes
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    China
    Tip Diameter:
    0.263 in. (6.7 mm)
    $36.99 - $339.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Wood Shaft Puritan Medical Products  Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Wood Shaft

    Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Wood Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $17.29 - $159.99
      Puritan Regular Tip Cotton Swab Soft, non-abrasive Highly absorbent cotton fiber tip swab, made from USP (U.S.Pharma) grade cotton fiber to ensure consistency of the tip, soft non-abrasive. Seamless, no exposed edges. Compatible with most...
    803-WC
    SKU:
    803-WC
    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:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.188 in. (4.776 mm)
    $17.29 - $159.99
  • Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Medical Cotton Swab

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

    Puritan Medical Products

    $16.99 - $119.99
    Puritan Sterile Regular Tip Cotton Swabs Individually wrapped to prevent sample contamination A good choice for a general purpose swab - use as a medication applicator, for wound dressing and cleaning and cell collection for DNA testing. Sterile cotton...
    25-806-1PC
    SKU:
    25-806-1PC
    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:
    USA
    Tip Diameter:
    0.203 in. (5.157 mm)
    $16.99 - $119.99
  • Puritan Medical Products UT-100 Puritan 1 ml Universal Transport Medium, 300/case

    Puritan 1 ml Universal Transport Medium, 300/case

    Puritan Medical Products

    $379.99
    Puritan 1 ml Universal Transport Medium Safely transport samples! The universal transport liquid suspends the cells until processed. A good choice for collection and preservation of Virus, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. Vials use red...
    PUT-100-case
    SKU:
    PUT-100-case
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 business days
    Country of Origin:
    USA
    $379.99
  • Puritan Medical Products 870-PC DBL Puritan Double Cone Point Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Paper Shaft

    Puritan Double Cone Point Tip Cotton Swab, 3 in. Paper Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $18.29 - $169.99
    Puritan PurSwab 3" Double Pointed Cotton Swab with Fine Paper Handle Hard and Sharp Pointed Tips made of Lint-Free Cotton Fine pointed, double tip cotton swab for cleaning sensitive components. Highly absorbent does not swell in solvents. Lint free...
    870-PC-DBL
    SKU:
    870-PC-DBL
    Availability:
    Ships within 1-2 Business Days
    Sterile:
    No
    Overall Length:
    3 in.
    Tip Material:
    Cotton
    Shaft Material:
    Paper
    Anti-Static/ESD:
    No
    Transport Tube:
    No
    Country of Origin:
    Japan
    Tip Shape:
    Pointed
    Tip Diameter:
    0.087 in. (2.21 mm)
    $18.29 - $169.99
  • Puritan Medical Products  Sterile HydraFlock Flocked Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Sterile HydraFlock Flocked Swab, Regular Tip, 6 in., Polystyrene Shaft

    Puritan Medical Products

    $23.99 - $219.99
    HydraFlock® Flocked Sterile Swab, Regular Tip Higher absorption capacity! HydraFlock Flocked Swabs provide superior collection and release of specimens. The unique microstructure of Hydra's multi-length fibers are designed to enhance rapid...
    25-3306-H
    SKU:
    25-3306-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:
    0.2 in. (5.08 mm)
    Break Point (From end of tip):
    3.15 in. (80 mm)
    $23.99 - $219.99

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.