Flocked Swabs

Flocked Swabs


Flocked Swabs

iclean flocked swab for Optimal Sample Collection and Diagnostics,

Flocked swabs mark the newest evolution of single-use specimen collection devices. Flocking refers to a process of applying (multi length fibers) — called flocking — to an adhesive-coated surface to provide for enhanced sample collection. All flocked swabs have definite advantages for many applications. Here are five reasons Huachenyang’s patented HUACHENYANG® and iclean® flocked swabs are a good choice for lab professionals conducting specimen collection.

1. Flocked Swabs Provide Optimum Sampling
Flocked swabs are an excellent choice for use with rapid diagnostic tests because of their ability to better collect cells or organisms at the collection site and rapid release of entire cells. HUACHENYANG® and iClean® flocked swabs have been patented for their unique manufacturing process which allows for much higher sample yield.

2. Enhanced Diagnostic Sensitivity
The patented flocked technology turns each strand of fiber into a velvet-like brush and hence creates hundreds of thousand contact points for superior collection and release of specimen samples. The increased number of target cells (compared to non-flocked swabs) help to improve sensitivity of rapid diagnostic tests.

3. Rapid Elution
HUACHENYANG® and iClean® flocked swabs are fully integrated with the handle (meaning they contain no inner fabric or other inner core to absorb the specimen), a larger amount of specimen is collected and retained. Not only does this provide for better sample yield, it also allows a more rapid and complete release of the sample into liquid media.

4. Proprietary Multi-Length Flock Fibers
Puritan isn’t the only medical products supplier to offer flocked swabs. But we are the only company that makes HUACHENYANG® and iClean® swabs with proprietary multi-length flock fibers. Puritan’s proprietary multi-length flock fibers create a web-like structure that collects and retains more specimen than traditional cotton, polyester or rayon swabs.

5. Convenient Handling and Transport
Our HUACHENYANG® and iClean® flocked swabs are available with pre-molded breakpoints, with printed indicators, so you can easily break the handle before attaching the cap to the vial. Sterile HUACHENYANG® and iClean® swabs are available in dry transport tubes and medium filled transport tubes. After sampling, simply replace the top portion of the tube for trouble-free transport. Click the image below to request a free sample, or contact us to learn more.

Quantity Discounts Available! Save when purchasing 5 bundles of 100 (500 swabs) or more and save even more when purchasing 50 bundles of 100 (5000 swabs) or more.

These iClean® specimen collection swabs have polyester “flocked” heads with ABS plastic bodies and are delivered in 100 unit bundles. A new era in flock swab technology. iClean sterile swabs provide superior collection and release of specimens. The unique micro-structure of iClean’s multi-length, nylon fibers are designed to enhance rapid absorption and quick release of biological specimens.  iClean’s high purity characteristics make it an ideal swab for various rapid diagnostic tests, including COVID-19 specimen test collection.


Compared with a fiber swab, a flocked swab releases up to 95% of the sample collected compared to 25% for fiber
Anatomic and ergonomic design improves patient comfort and specimen collection
Instant and spontaneous release of samples into liquid media
Compatible with multiple applications such as rapid antigen testing, EIA, molecular-based assays, DFA, cytology testing, bacteriology and virology culture
Flexible handle with scored break-point (81mm)
Samples collected using iClean®  swabs improve test sensitivity because they elute more than 95% of the specimen



Item Value
Part Number CY-96000
Head Material Nylon Fiber
Head Width 3mm
Head Thickness 3mm
Head length 20mm
Handle Width 1 2.5mm
Handle Width 2 1mm
BreakPoint Distance (From Swab Tip) 81mm
Total Swab Length 150mm



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