STUART Media

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Stuart Media, invented by Dr. R.D Stuart, was the first media for transporting clinical swab samples. Copan offers Stuart Medium in two different presentations: Liquid Stuart for Rapid Strep A antigen tests and for aerobic culture and Stuart Agar Gel for aerobic culture.
 

 Liquid Stuart Medium Transport Swabs

 STUART AGAR GEL MEDIUM TRANSPORT SWABS


Liquid Stuart Medium Transport Swabs

Swabs immediately in direct contact with fluid-filled sponge:
the sponge is soaked with 1.0 ml of liquid transport medium that acts like a moisture reservoir.

No dry swab samples: the foam sponge holds enough medium for single or double swabs and its design will not slide or fall out during use

Available in regular size swab for throat, vaginal, wound and skin sample or minitip for pediatric sampling, ear, nose, threat eye, male urethral swab sampling.

Formula for Liquid Stuart Medium
Sodium Glycerophosphate
10.0 g
Calcium Chloride
0.1 g
Mercaptoacetic Acid
1.0 ml
Distilled Water
1.0 liter

 

CAT. No.
Description
SAMPLING SITES
Pack SIZE
141C
Liquid Stuart –
Single Plastic Swab - White Cap
Throat, vaginal, wound and skin swabs.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case
139C
Liquid Stuart -
Double Plastic Swabs - Red Cap
Throat, vaginal, wound and skin swabs.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case



Minitip Liquid Stuart Swabs

Suitable for ear, nose, throat, eye and male urethral swab sampling. The narrow dimension of theswab shafts and small tip provides a more practical device for some pediatric swab sampling.

CAT. No.
Description
SAMPLING SITES
Pack SIZE
143C
Liquid Stuart - Minitip -
Regular Aluminum Wire - Orange Cap
Firm wire ideal design for male
urethral sampling.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case
127C
Liquid Stuart - Minitip -
Soft Aluminum Wire - Green Cap
Soft wire that can be easily bent
and pre-shaped
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case
195C
Liquid Stuart - Mini Tip -
Flexible Twisted Wire - Blue Cap
Designed specifically for nasopharyngeal
sampling. Very flexible, will bend and yield
when in contact with posterior
nasopharyngeal wall. Features a safe loop
shaped wire tip covered with soft rayon.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case

Stuart AGAR GEL Medium TRANSPORT Swabs

Unique Venturi hourglass tube design prevents disintegration or breakdown of gel column during specimen transport and eliminates air bubbles harmful to fastidious bacteria

No glass ampoules to break, no seal or barriers to puncture or dry swabs

Maximum 5ml gel column affords maximum protection and improves sample viability.

Formula for Stuart Agar Gel Medium
Sodium Glycerophosphate
10.0 g
Calcium Chloride
0.1 g
Mercaptoacetic Acid
1.0 ml
Agar
7.5 g
Distilled Water
1.0 liter
CAT. No.
Description
SAMPLING SITES
Pack SIZE
111C
Stuart Agar Gel -
Single plastic swab - blue cap
Throat, vaginal, wound and skin swabs.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case
135C
Stuart Agar Gel -
Double plastic swabs - blue cap
Throat, vaginal, wound and skin swabs.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case



Minitip Stuart Agar Swab

Suitable for ear, nose, throat, eye and male urethral swab sampling. The narrow dimension of the swab shafts and small tip provides a more practical device for some pediatric swab sampling.

CAT. No.
Description
SAMPLING SITES
Pack SIZE
113C
Stuart Agar Gel - Minitip -
Regular aluminum wire - orange cap
Firm wire ideal design for male
urethral sampling.
50 swabs per pack
10 packs per case