The BD Sterile Pack Swab is a ready-to-use sterile swab in a pre-filled tube of rinse solution for surface and equipment sampling.
Collection of samples from the same area before and after cleaning and/or treatment with a disinfectant permits the evaluation of the efficacy of the sanitary procedures. Surface and equipment sampling is routine practice in hospitals, pharmaceutical and food industries as part of infection control, environmental monitoring and hygiene control programs. Each Sterile Pack Swab unit is ready-to-use and comprised of a peel open pouch containing a sampling swab in a tube with approximately 10 mL rinse solution. The Sterile Pack Swab is designed to sample a variety of surface textures and equipment with the advantage of sampling hard-to-reach areas such as equipment crevices and inside pipe work. The pre-filled rinse solution is a general-purpose isotonic solution with neutralizing agents for the maintenance of microorganisms and the neutralization of disinfectants. The double pouch design is gamma-irradiated.