Neutralizing buffer swabs used in the monitoring of surfaces for total bacterial count and collection of surface contamination from flat or convoluted surfaces prior to transport to a laboratory for culture and enumeration.
Neutralizing buffer inactivates the bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects of chlorine and quaternary ammonium detergents and exhibits no toxic effects on microorganisms. Permits transfer of swabbed organisms to the laboratory without loss in viability.
Features and Benefits:
- Individually Sterile packed and ready-for-use
- Easy to handle
- Rapid results
- Long shelf-life
The SwabCheck principle
- The surface is wiped with a cellulose swab and any bacteria collected are transferred via the swab into a tube containing a special medium with an indicator dye, which is then incubated.
- A single bacterium is sufficient to cause a color change.
- With this simple method, easily identify microorganisms such as Listeria monocytogenes.