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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Dec;62(4):471-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2008.08.004. Epub 2008 Sep 23.

Comparison of 3 swab transport systems for direct release and recovery of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.

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Focus Diagnostics, Inc., Cypress, CA 90630, USA.


The ability to directly release 5 aerobic and 5 anaerobic bacterial strains from 3 swab transport systems was evaluated by a time zero roll-plate method. The Copan ESwab (Copan Diagnostics, Murrieta, CA), a new nylon-flocked swab with Amies liquid medium, yielded greater organism release and recovered approximately 10-fold more microorganisms than the Becton Dickinson (Sparks, MD) CultureSwab MaxV and Remel (Lenexa, KS) BactiSwab.

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