Designed for surface sampling in difficult-to-reach areas. The sponge is adhered to a holder joint that is screwed onto a 160mm handle and ethylene oxide sterilised within a Whirl-Pak® 710ml bag with writing panel. In use, a buffer is added to the bag and the excess is squeezed from the sponge which is then wiped over the test surface. The sponge is then replaced in the bag, the head is held through the bag walls and the handle unscrewed and discarded. The bag is then closed and the sponge sent for analysis.