Black top charcoal swab

  • Colour coded BLACK
  • Pack contains:
    • Sterile plastic-shafted swab
    • Tube with sterile charcoal transport medium
  • Use for bacteriology investigations only
  • Do not use for virology or Chlamydia investigations


Label the specimen with:

  • Surname
  • Forename
  • Date of birth (not age) OR unique identity number (MRN number, NHS number)

For further information, see: Pathology policy for specimen and request form labelling for pathology users