SRK Sample Transport and Collection
Rapid, Simple, Cost Efficient System to Assess Microbial Presence on Surfaces and Equipment
Swabbing is one of the most widely used methods for microbiological examination of surfaces. COPAN's line of SRK (Swab Rinse Kits) offers comprehensive sampling systems for the bio-pharmaceutical industry, the food-hygiene and cosmetics industries, and for biological sample collection.
A widely used and effective method for the detection and quantitation of microorganisms is to pre-moisten a swab with a solution prior to sampling and then to rinse the swab after the sample has been collected for analysis. Pre-moistened swabs improve the uptake of sample material, particularly when sampling dry surfaces. Each SRK unit includes a labeled screw-cap tube filled with a specified volume of rinse solution. The swab is attached to the cap of the tube. SRK kits are available in bulk packs or sterile individually wrapped kits.
Combination sets are also available and include two tubes: one screw cap tube with an attached sterile swab and filled with a small volume of saline solution for moistening the tip of the swab, and a second tube containing a nutrient broth to use as a rinse solution, diluent, or recovery medium.
Easy to Use
The swab system is a superior method for sampling uneven or irregular surfaces, equipment, difficult to reach sites and heavily contaminated surfaces. Inspectors and Quality Assurance personnel can use SRK products on-site or in the field.
Wide Selection of Products for All Applications
Buffered Peptone Water, Letheen Broth, Butterfields and COPAN SRK Neutralizing Solution are available with different fill volumes, and come with a choice of different swab lengths to suit a wide range of industries and applications.
Bioburden Control System
Facilitates routine surface monitoring in sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing sites to determine the microbial bioburden of surfaces within manufacturing areas, as well as on equipment and product contact areas.
Sanitization Verification of Effective Disinfection
Convenient system for verification and validation of effective sanitization and disinfection.
Hygienic Assessment of Food Processing Environments
Enables routine hygiene monitoring of food contact surfaces and assessment of hygienic status of food processing environments.
Superior Method for Sampling Uneven or Irregular Surfaces
The COPAN SRK line is ideal for sampling uneven or irregular surfaces, equipment, difficult to reach sites and heavily contaminated surfaces.
What does SRK stand for?
Swab Rinse Kit.