SurfACE™ Boot Cover Swabs

SurfACE™ Boot Cover Swabs

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SurfACE™ Boot Cover Swabs

Boot Cover Swab kits are sterile sampling devices used to sample poultry litter for pathogenic organisms such as Salmonella. The Boot Cover Swabs are made out of a 5.9” x 5.9” (15 cm x 15 cm) biocide-free cotton-polyester blend fabric sewn in a sock shape with an integrated elastic band sewn into the top in order to aid in securing it to the boot. Available dry or pre-moistened with either skim milk or buffered peptone water, packaged in a twirl–tie lab bag. The bags can be opened easily with attached pull tabs and include a label area for sample identification. Boot Cover Swabs are irradiated for proven sterility.

MicrobiologyBacterial, Indicator microorganisms, Pathogenic bacteria, Spoilage microorganisms
Technology/ApplicationPrimary Production
Storage Temperature15°C - 25°C
Product/EnvironmentEnvironmental Monitoring

Article numberSizeQuantityBufferPackaging
10001904 (BTSW001BPW)24 oz, 0.7 L Bag100Buffered Peptone Water
10001905 (BTSW001DRY)24 oz, 0.7 L Bag100Dry
10001906 (BTSW001SM)24 oz, 0.7 L Bag100Skim Milk1 swabs per bag
10001907 (BTSW022BPW) 24 oz, 0.7 L Bag 100Buffered Peptone Water2 swabs per bag
10001908 (BTSW022DRY)24 oz, 0.7 L Bag100 Dry
10001910 (BTSW022SM)24 oz, 0.7 L Bag100Skim Milk
1000629655 oz, 1.62 L bag150Skim Milk
1000629755 oz, 1.62 L bag 100Skim Milk


1. Slip on disposable plastic overboots to prevent cross-contamination or use a dedicated boots from the target barn.

2. Tear open the Twirl-Tie™ bag, remove the swabs and place them securely over the boots. Handle the swabs wearing (sterile) gloves. Use fresh gloves for each sampling site.

3. Walk through the livestock facility according to your sampling plan. Return the swabs to the Twirl-Tie™ bag and label the bag with the sample details.

4. Roll the top of the bag and secure it with the wires. Keep it chilled (1 - 8 °C) until examination. If testing for Salmonella spp., samples can be stored at up to 25 °C for max. 24 h.