Starplex Scientific: Starswabs®

Starswabs®

Reliable collection and transport of samples ensures accurate patient test results.

Media

The media tube is designed with a spiral groove, round bottom media chamber which keeps the sample immersed and protected in the media while allowing easy racking. The color coded caps are easily identified and feature a protective biohazard overskirt. Each tube has a patient identification label and product code, lot number and expiry date.

A full range of media formulations include: Modified Liquid Stuart's, Modified Amies Clear, Modified Amies Charcoal, Modified Liquid Amies and the Starplex patented Amies Plus (light charcoal) Gel.

Modified Liquid Stuart's and Modified Liquid Amies

Provides excellent recovery in routine bacteriology and is compatible with gram stain and many rapid screening methods. Shelf life is 18 months.

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Media
Product
Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Mod. Liquid Stuart's and Mod. Liquid Amies
SP132
Mod. Liquid Stuart's, single rayon swab, plastic swab shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP132D
Mod. Liquid Stuart's, double rayon swab, plastic swab shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP132-W
Mod. Liquid Stuart's, straight wire swab shaft, fine tip, sterile
50/bag, 2 bags/case
 
SP130L
Mod. Liquid Amies, single rayon swab, plastic shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP130L-D
Mod. Liquid Amies, double rayon swab, plastic shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP130L-W
Mod. Liquid Amies, straight wire swab shaft, fine tip, sterile
50/bag, 2 bags/case

Modified Amies Clear Gel

Provides excellent survival for a wide range of bacteria and is compatible with gram stain. Shelf life is 24 months.

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Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Mod. Amies Clear Gel
SP130X
Mod. Amies Clear Gel, single rayon swab, plastic shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP130D
Mod. Amies Clear Gel, double rayon swab, plastic shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP130-W
Mod. Amies Clear Gel, straight wire swab shaft, fine tip, sterile
50/bag, 2 bags/case
 
SP130-FW
Mod. Amies Clear Gel, flexible wire swab shaft, fine tip, sterile
50/bag, 2 bags/case

Modified Amies Charcoal Gel

Further enhances the survival of fastidious organisms including Neisseria gonorrhoeae by neutralizing any fatty acids that may be present in the specimen.

Amies Clear, Amies Charcoal and Amies Plus provide an ideal environment for the survival of anaerobic organisms. Shelf life is 24 months.

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Product
Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Mod. Amies Charcoal Gel
SP131X
Mod. Amies Charcoal Gel, single rayon swab, plastic swab shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP131D
Mod. Amies Charcoal Gel, double rayon swab, plastic swab shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case
 
SP131-W
Mod. Amies Charcoal Gel, straight wire swab shaft, fine tip, sterile
50/bag, 2 bags/case
 
SP131-FW
Mod. Amies Charcoal Gel, flexible wire swab shaft, fine tip, sterile
50/bag, 2 bags/case

Amies Plus (Light Charcoal) Gel

This light Charcoal formulation, patented by Starplex, is suitable for gram staining and compatible with most organisms normally collected with and Amies Clear or Amies Charcoal Gel. Shelf Life is 24 months.

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Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Amies Plus (Light Charcoal) Gel
SP140X
Starplex Charcoal Light, single rayon swab, plastic shaft, sterile
50/bag, 10 bags/case

Swabs

The media can be paired with a variety of swab tips and shafts. Studies available upon request.

  • Single swab, plastic shaft with rayon tip
  • Double swab, plastic shaft with rayon tip
  • Straight Wire shaft with rayon tip
  • Flexible Wire shaft with rayon tip
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Swabs
Product
Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Dry Swab
S08
Single Male dacron swab in peel pouch, sterile
100/bag, 1 bag/case
 
S09
Single, dry, rayon swab in swab tube
100/bag, 5 bags/case
 
S09D
Double, dry, rayon swab in swab tube
100/bag, 5 bags/case
Additional Information

Packaging

  • Premium thickness bag creates a barrier environment to prevent premature medium dehydration
  • Bag also features a Ziplock closure which promotes resealing the bag to maintain swabs at peak performance
  • Metalized bag protects media from harmful UV rays

Also available are single and double rayon tipped swabs, without media, in the spiral, round bottom tube with a white plug cap. Sterile with patient identification label. Used in forensic collections.

Multitrans - Multipurpose Rapid Antigen testing device

Flocked swab technology optimizes patient comfort during specimen collection and provides a more representative sample for testing including DFA, culture and molecular based assays for Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.

The Multitrans medium and glass beads are held within a durable, polypropylene vial and capped with a skirted, swab retaining cap. The polyester tipped swab is scored so that it is easily snapped off into the vial; after capping and reopening, the swab is neatly inserted into the cap for easy, contamination free handling. The media vial and sterile wrapped swab are packaged in a sterile plastic peel pack.

The media tube is available with:

  • Standard polyester swab
  • Male polyester swab
  • Standard flocked swab
  • Urethral flocked swab
  • Nasopharyngeal flocked swab
  • Combination Pack with both a standard and male swab

Flocked Swabs ensure superior specimen collection and release which provides a more representative specimen sample for testing. The flocked swab has nylon fibers, attached through an electrostatic process which promotes the hydrophilic nature.

Multitrans can be stored at room temperature for up to one year prior to use.

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Product
Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Multitrans Collector
S160-0
Multitrans Collector, no swabs, in peel pouch, sterile
100/case
 
S160-100
Multitrans Collector, one polyester swab, in peel pouch, sterile
100/case
 
S160-M
Multitrans Collector, male swab, in peel pouch, sterile
100/case
 
S160-FL
Multitrans Collector, standard flocked swab, in peel pouch, sterile
100/case
 
S160-NASO
Multitrans Collector, fine tipped, nasopharyngeal swab, in peel pouch, sterile
100/case
 
S160-FL-COM
Multitrans Collector, one standard flocked swab, one fine tipped flocked swab, sterile
100/case

Sanicult - Hygiene Monitoring Swabs

A sterile buffered solution or a deionized water solution for sampling environmental surfaces. Can be used for qualitative and quantitative procedures. A Peptone Broth is used for pre-enrichment of Salmonella from food.

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Product Code
Description
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Sanicult - Hygiene Monitoring Collector
B30U-S
Sanicult Hygiene Monitoring System, two polyester swabs, peel pack, sterile
100/bag, 1 bag/case
 
B30U-S5
Sanicult Hygiene Monitoring System (5ml), two polyester swabs, peel pack, sterile
100/bag, 1 bag/case
 
B30U-DW
10ml conical vial, de-ionized water, peel pack, sterile
100/bag, 1 bag/case
 
B30U-P
10ml conical vial, buffered peptone water, peel pack, sterile
100/bag, 1 bag/case

SP132-FL

Compatible with rapid testing

Liquid Stuart's media in the durable 10ml vial and swab retaining cap packaged with a standard flocked swab is ideal for various rapid testing methodology and with liquid sampling instrumentation.

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Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Liquid Stuarts
SP132-FL
10ml vial with 1ml of Liquid Stuarts media and standard flocked swab
50/bag, 10 bag/case
Additional Information

Anerobic Transport System

Especially for fastidious anaerobes

The Anerobic Transport System is a self-contained, sterile, ready to use system which includes a glass tube containing a semi-solid, pre-reduced transport medium. It is intended for maintaining the viability of a wide variety of microorganisms during transportation for up to 48 hours.

The System has an indicator that will turn lavender if the anaerobic condition is compromised. Furthermore, letting oxygen into the tube can be avoided by injecting fluids through the rubber septum of the screw cap with a needle and syringe. Both a 7ml and 5ml media fill are available. Two scored swabs packaged with each tube. 18 month shelf life.

Also available are single and double rayon tipped swabs, without media, in the spiral, round bottom tube with a white plug cap. Sterile with patient identification label. Used in forensic collections.

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Anerobic Transport System
Product
Product Code
Description
Packaging
 
Anaerobic Transport System
S120-D
Anaerobic Transport System, two polyester swabs, glass vial, pierceable screw cap 7ml media
100/case
 
S120-5
Anaerobic Transport System, two polyester swabs, glass vial, pierceable screw cap 5ml media
100/case