TRANSWAB® Pernasal Amies Charcoal

TRANSWAB® Pernasal Amies comes with an Ultrafine twisted wire, with Amies medium. It is designed for nasopharyngeal including paediatric specimen collection. This version has charcoal in it. Charcoal is needed to neutralise bacterial toxins and other inhibitory substances.

It is used for the recovery of aerobes, anaerobes and fastidious organisms. TRANSWAB® Gel Amies with charcoal is available with a rayon bud type.

All TRANSWAB® products comply with the CLSI standard M40-A2. This standard is for the Quality Control of Microbiology Specimen Transport Devices.

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Recommended applications

Nasopharyngeal and paediatric specimen collection

  • TRANSWAB® medium (Amies) for recovery of aerobes, anaerobes and fastidious organisms
  • Flexible ultrafine twisted wire shaft for nasopharyngeal sampling
  • Rayon bud (open weave for optimum release of microorganisms)
  • Low bioburden
  • Transport at ambient or refrigerated temperatures.
  • Open weave bud for optimum release and improved sensitivity in diagnostic tests.
  • Charcoal enhances recovery of fastidious microorganisms.
Product Codes
Code Cap colour Swab length Pack size No. in a case Shelf life
MW173C Light blue 15cm 125 1000 2 years
Document Name
MSDS MW173C (Transwab® with Charcoal Amies & Ultrafine Twisted Wire Shaft)
Document Name
Transwab Amies
TRANSWAB® Pernasal Amies Charcoal articles and clinical studies

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