Foam swabs offered through MWE’s ∑-Swab® range which features foam swab with a special polyurethane foam swab tip (standard or ENT).
Studies have shown that a dry polyurethane, foam tipped swab can be used for the transport of many micro-organisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses and mycoplasma. It is particularly useful for MRSA screening, with good recovery and no overgrowth.
The soft foam bud is more comfortable for patients, and has significant advantages for both conventional and molecular methods.
The standard version has a normal sized bud, suitable for general purpose swabbing such as wounds, skin, mouth, nose and throat. The fine tip version (Mini Sigma-Swab®) has a narrow shaft and is suited for urethral and nasopharyngeal sampling.