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3M™ Quick Swab


3M™ Quick Swab
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3M™ Quick Swabs optimize both accuracy and consistency. This ready-to-use environmental swab system can be used in wet or dry sampling and provides quick delivery of 1mL sample onto a 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate.

3M™ Quick Swabs are easy to use, just follow four simple steps:

For Wet Sampling
1) Bend the red snap valve to transfer the broth into the tube
2) Remove the swab from tube and swab the targeted area. Place the swab back into the tube and bring it to the lab
3) Shake or vortex the tube vigorously for 10 seconds to release the bacteria from the swab
4) Pour the contents onto a 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate

For Dry Sampling
1) Remove the swab from the tube and swab the targeted area. Place the swab back into the tube and bring it to the lab
2) Bend the red snap valve to transfer the broth into the tube
3) Shake or vortex the tube vigorously for 10 seconds to release the bacteria from the swab
4) Pour the contents onto a Petrifilm Plate

Increased Productivity and Reduce Costs
3M™ Quick Swabs use letheen broth to neutralize sanitizers – one of the most efficient, cost-effective and economical methods available for environment swabbing. It can decrease overall cost per swab test - reducing labor and materials required to prepare, gather and plate the sample.

There is no need to prepare a neutralizing diluent or use a pipette to add the sample to the plate or test - increasing labor productivity and plant efficiency, which ultimately impacts and improves the facility’s bottom-line.

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Product Name Description MSDS
3M™ Quick Swab 6433 

250 swabs per case

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Benefits

  • Increased accuracy
  • Improved consistency from tech to tech and plant to plant
  • Labor savings in dilution mixing and pipetting
  • Increased productivity and efficiency

  • Bulletin

    Environmental Monitoring Program Educational Bulletin - Bulletin (PDF 383.9 K)

    Data Sheet

    Quick Swab Reminders for Use - Data Sheet (PDF 96.9 K)

    Flyer

    Quick Swab Flyer - Flyer (PDF 1.4 MB)

    Regulatory Material