CONTAINER, SAMPLE, sputum, plastic, non-sterile


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Single use
A single-use device, also referred to as a disposable device, is intended for use on one patient during a single procedure. It is not intended to be reprocessed (i.e., cleaned and disinfected or sterilized).
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SAMPLE CONTAINER, sputum, plastic


Container with hermetic cap, used for sputum samples.



Polyethylene (PE)

Technical specifications

  • Screw cap
  • Capacity: 50 - 60 ml
  • Height: ± 30 mm
  • Ø: ± 50 mm
  • Single use, non sterile

Instructions for use

These sputum containers are for single use and should be incinerated after use. If not possible, add chlorine (1% active chlorine = 10 000 ppm = 10 tab of 1 g active chlorine/l) or dettol before waste disposal.

Wear a mask when opening the container.

MSF requirements

Screw cap: security for the person who is taking the sample and for the laboratory technician, better closure and minimizes the risks of spatters when opening.

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