INOCULATING LOOPS AND SPREADERS
Inoculating Loops and Spreaders
Inoculating loops and spreaders are important tools used in large numbers in clinical microbiology for a multitude of different jobs. Some of these jobs involve the planting and streaking of thousands of urine samples per day or the careful selection of suitable material for culture from samples such as sputum, pus, tissue or faeces.
Global Scientific's Wide Range of inoculating loops, needles and spreaders to accommodate the Preferences of All Microbiologists
The type and style of inoculating loops and spreaders to be used depends on the particular task at hand. Microbiologists often have strong personal preferences as to which type they find best suited to a particular job. One fact is certain, there is no single multipurpose loop that covers all applications. Some Microbiologists prefer to use metal loops together with a Autoclave
, allowing them to re-sterilize and re-use loops. Others prefer or need to use single-use, disposable plastic applicators. Planting and streaking specimens under the safety hood usually requires the use of plastic disposable loops. Plastic loops are also manufactured with different types of plastic material that impact the loops' rigidity or flexibility in order to meet the different user preferences. Rigid plastic loops often work better for scraping or harvesting organisms from a slant or plate and for making stab cultures. Different tasks and preferences mean that many laboratories want to stock different types of loops. GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC offers both rigid and flexible loops to accommodate different users' preferences.