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