The 3M™ Sponge-Stick allows sample without directly handling the sponge. It makes it easier to reach into drains, pipes, around equipment. Biocide free cellulose sponge maintains organism viability. Improved handling increases efficiency & productivity. Long handle reduces risk of contamination.
The sponge is ready to use and is hydrated with 10 ml of neutralizing buffer that will neutralize several surface sanitizers including quaternary ammonium compounds, phenolics, iodine preps, chlorine preps, mercurials, formaldehyde, and glutaraldehyde. To use, squeeze out excess buffer from the sponge – this can be done by squeezing the sponge from the outside with two hands or squeezing the sponge with a sterile gloved hand after opening the bag. Wipe the surface to be tested, return the sponge to the bag, close, and send to the lab for analysis. The bag includes two sterile gloves folded in a separate compartment below the sponge. To use the glove, tear off the glove pack along the perforation.
Each carton is marked with an expiration date; no refrigeration is necessary.