Acu-Swab-R® Surface Sampling Kit

Identify chemical samples, outside of a laboratory, in a matter of minutes

Quick, accurate analysis of trace-level samples

The Acu-Swab-R® surface sampling kit, combined with the spectroscopy device attachment (side-car), are a highly-sensitive, patented chemical collection tool that enables trace-level detection and identification of chemical samples with handheld military grade in-the-field Raman and FTIR spectroscopy devices.Acu-Swab-R® Surface Sampling Kit

  • Small, self-contained, easy to use
  • Indefinite shelf life
  • Improves the sensitivity of handheld Raman and FTIR devices
  • Solvent resistant for analyte extraction and GC/MS or LC/MS analysis
  • Retains sample integrity for in-field and reach-back laboratory analysis


How does it work?

Unscrew the cap with the conveniently attached collection swab. Dab the tip on the surface. Re-screw the cap. Perform your analysis by inserting the vial into the side-car attachment that connects to the spectrometer.


How accurate are the results?

The proprietary substrate allows for clear detection with a high degree of accuracy not found in other samplers. Independently tested, the Acu-Swab-R® surface sampling kit has been proven to detect a variety of materials.

  • Chemical warfare agents (CWA)
    • VX nerve agent
    • Mustard gas
    • Soman
  • CWA precursors/degradation products
  • Drugs and narcotics, such as methamphetamine
  • Explosives
  • Toxic industrial chemicals and materials
  • Ability to extract for biological testing

Product Listing

Acu Swab Assays



Using it is as easy as 1, 2, 3...


Acumen Detection’s Acu-Swab-R® surface sampling kit is available for sale to the general public. Please contact us for pricing and delivery details. These kits are export controlled and require appropriate approval for transfer to a foreign person/entity.

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