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Transport Swabs

Transport Swabs – Standard & Mini-tip

Amies Transport Medium, with or without Charcoal

Laboratory transport swabs for sample collection, preservation and transport prior to culture for bacteria and fungi. We supply swabs containing Amies Transport Medium with, or without Charcoal in either a Standard tip or Mini-tip size. This transport medium is useful for preserving fastidious organisms (e.g. C.E.M. organism, Campylobacter spp.) in transit to the laboratory prior to culture.  The charcoal additive is particularly useful in neutralising any toxic metabolic compounds produced by bacterial growth.

Plain Swabs – Standard & Mini-tip

(Without Transport Medium)

We also supply PLAIN swabs without transport medium. Offering both Standard (rayon tip) and Mini-tip (cotton tip) with a plasticised stick and supplied in individual polypropylene tubes. The rayon/cotton tip is non-toxic to most micro-organisms and gives superior performance. In addition, we also supply plating swabs, sterilized with wooden sticks for general laboratory applications.

Finally, all of our swabs are available in convenient pack sizes.

Cat NoDescriptionPrice
0200-10Transport Swab, Amies with Charcoal Standard Tip -1 x 10£4.00 (ex VAT)
0200-100Transport Swab, Amies with Charcoal Standard Tip -1 x 100£34.00 (ex VAT)
0205-10Transport Swab, Amies with Charcoal Mini Tip -1 x 10£8.50 (ex VAT)
0205-100Transport Swab, Amies with Charcoal Mini Tip -1 x 100£76.50 (ex VAT)
0227-10Transport Swab, Amies with NO Charcoal Standard Tip -1 x 10£4.50 (ex VAT)
0227-100Transport Swab, Amies with NO Charcoal Standard Tip -1 x 100£37.00 (ex VAT)
0220-100Plain Swab Standard Tip in a Tube -1 x 100£18.50 (ex VAT)
0220-050Plain Swab Standard Tip in a Tube -1 x 50£11.00 (ex VAT)
0225-100Plain Swab Mini Tip in a Tube - 1 x 100£28.00 (ex VAT)
0225-050Plain Swab Mini Tip in a Tube -1 x 50£15.00 (ex VAT)
0207Plain Swab Cotton Tip, Plating Swabs x 1000£20.00 (ex VAT)

COVID-19 Update

As the impact of COVID-19, is being felt around the world, the well-being of our employees and their families is of the highest importance to us.

By putting the safety of our employees first, we have reduced our on-site staff to a minimum and we will endeavour to maintain our business operations to the highest standard possible.

We are carefully monitoring and following official guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England, WHO and CDC guidelines and in line with these; we are currently operating business as usual.

We are monitoring our stock levels on a daily basis ensuring a fair distribution of our products. We are fully committed to maintaining the supply of products during these unprecedented times.

We are open for orders from Monday through to Thursday and closing on Fridays:

Friday Closure:  For any technical queries, orders or enquiries please do one of the following:
• Email:
• Fax: 01798 874787
• Telephone & leave a message: 01798 874567

We will endeavour to contact you on Friday and Monday if it is non-urgent.

If you require any further information, please contact Vetlab Supplies Ltd Customer Services on 01798 874567 or email

Thank you to all our customers and suppliers for their support during these temporary measures.

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