The handle is made of plastic with a standard rayon tip. This product is completely sterile. Great for specimen collection and for testing and screening or cell collection for DNA testing. This general purpose collection swab is individually wrapped. This swab is also great for medical uses like cleaning wounds or applying medication, it’s very multi-use. Puritan is the leading US manufacturer of swabs and applicators for electronics, medical, forensics, and industrial markets. Whatever your use, you can rely on this swab holding up well and standing strong under pressure.