Easy and fast sampling on surfaces with Contam Swab

Contam Swab is a swab-based test for identifying and counting microbes directly from work surfaces. Contam Swab is easy to use, with a color change that indicates a positive result. There are no additional components, and you get the result within 18-24 hours.


Contam Swab has a simple workflow:

  • Moisten the tip of the cotton swab by immersing it in a tube with a sterile physiological solution.
  • Press the tip of the cotton swab against the side of the tube to remove excess fluid.
  • Swipe the cotton swab against a surface (10 × 10 cm) horizontally and vertically.
  • Insert the cotton swab into the tube containing the culture fluid.
  • Put the lid on the tube and note the sample date and sampling site.
  • Store at 37° C for 18-24 hours.
  • The test result is ready.



Contam Swab is available in several variants:

  • Contam Swab Contamination
  • Contam Swab E. Coli-coliforms
  • Contam Swab Listeria
  • Contam Swab Salmonella
  • Contam Swap Yeasts & Moulds
  • Contam Swab MRSA

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