Sampling Utensils for Collecting Sample Material
A sampling utensil is a medical product that is used to collect material for examination (e.g. endogenous cells or bacteria) from the surface of wounds or mucous membrane. Sampling utensils are applied in many branches of medicine, such as gynaecology, surgery or in ear, nose and throat practices. When it comes to sampling utensils, one can differentiate between sample swabs, cervical brushes, and Ayre spatulas.
Sampling Utensils for Cytological & Microbiological Smears
While sampling utensils used for cytological smears may also be non-sterile, it is absolutely necessary for sampling utensils used for microbiological smears to be sterile, as it could otherwise lead to an inaccurate examination result. Microbiological smears are most often carried out with the help of sample swabs, since they would not cause injury or disturbance to the tissue.
Cytodiagnostic exams, such as the gynaecological PAP smear, emplore the use of cervical brushes or cervical samplers, as these can collect a larger number of cells at one time.
Purchase Affordable Sample Swabs, Cervical Brushes & Ayre Spatulas
Sampling utensils are equally available with or without a transfer medium. In the Sampling Utensils category, we offer you various sample swabs, cervical brushes and Ayre spatulas for microbiological or cytobiological smear procedures. You will find accessories for spreading and evaluating your smear samples in the Lab Equipment category.