Miniature tip, specimen collection for testing and screening
Tip Material: Polyester?
Polyester is a synthetic spun fiber made from a polymer. Originally introduced into the realm of medical diagnostics by DuPont under the brand name Dacron®, it is now manufactured by others and no longer carries a brand name. Polyester fiber has been tested and validated for use in specimen collection in microbiology, rapid test diagnostics, and PCR analysis. This material has excellent collection and release properties and, while somewhat more costly than cotton or rayon, is not absorbent and has superior release properties. Puritan purchases only the finest-grade spun-polyester fiber in bales, and card the fiber themselves.
Puritan utilizes a wide variety of quality swab handle materials for different applications. These include wood, medical grade resins such as polystyrene and polypropylene, paper, aluminum and more.
Created with the patient in mind, many of our swab handles are ergonomically designed for ease of use and patient comfort.