(microloop, Pasteur) LOOP, nickel chromium, 10 µl


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W05030302 - Microbiological culture, loops
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An inoculation loop is a simple tool used to gather and transfer microscopic organisms from a culture or broth plate. The small loop removes a consistent amount of inoculum by using surface tension.

An inoculation needle is used for transfer and repicking of bacterial colonies and for the inoculation of Kligler Hajna media.

Both are used with an Pasteur handle.


Microloop Pasteur, Wire loop, Culture or Culture media inoculating, streaker.


Technical specifications


  • Stainless steel or aluminium
  • Length: ± 285 mm
  • Hollow end (0.3 - 0.6 mm) to insert the wire of the loop or the inoculation needle


  • Nickel-chromium
  • Length of the wire: > 45 mm
  • Ø of the wire: 0.6 mm
  • Ø of the loop: +/- 5 mm
  • Volume: 10µl


  • Stainless steel
  • Length of the wire: > 35 mm

Instructions for use

The inoculation loop and inoculation needle are flame-sterilized before and after each use to eliminate cross-contamination between cultures. The loop and needle must be cooled after sterilization to avoid destroying the organisms.

In TB laboratory, the loop is used to take a sample of sputum and spread it on a slide for detecting the Koch's bacillus.

Possible alternative: single use plastic loop (see related articles below).

MSF requirements

Some tests in bacteriology laboratories, require the use of a calibrated loop with a specific volume. This is not the case for all tests, for example smears on slides.

Avoid wire from a reel (loop more difficult to make - no precise volume).

Alternative: loop fastened to the handle, platinum model.

Some suppliers sell handles and loops/needles separately. Check for compatibility.

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