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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Nov;48(11):4242-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01425-10. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

Better detection of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage by use of nylon flocked swabs.

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GIMAP EA 3064 Group Mucosal Immunity and Pathogens Agents, University of Lyon, 42023 Saint-Etienne, France.

Abstract

Flocked swabs (Copan) were compared to rayon swabs (Copan) for the nasal detection of Staphylococcus aureus in 90 healthy volunteers sampled sequentially during a 5-week period. The use of flocked swabs improved the number of nasal carriers (P = 0.026), the number of positive specimens (P = 0.01), and the quantity of bacteria in positive samples (P = 0.004).

PMID:
20844232
PMCID:
PMC3020835
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01425-10
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