Q-Swab is a ready-to-use sample collection and delivery device for environmental surface sampling. Money and time are saved by eliminating pipettes and broth preparation required with other sample collection methods. Each of the broths offered in Q-Swab are self-contained, gamma irradiated and held away from the swab by utilizing patented Snap-Valve technology. When the Snap-Valve is snapped, broth is released down the swab shaft, neutralizing residual sanitizers and facilitating recovery of bacteria. The sample is then ready to be poured onto dehydrated media film or streaked onto agar plates for culturing. Q-Swab can be used either wet or dry to sample environmental surfaces. Simply swab, snap and squeeze, and a sample is ready.