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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Jan;84(1):16-18. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.10.004. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Augmented recovery of microorganisms from swabs by homogenization: a novel standardizable high-throughput approach.

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1
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Virology, and Hygiene, Rostock University Hospital, Rostock, Germany. Electronic address: philipp.warnke@med.uni-rostock.de.
2
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Virology, and Hygiene, Rostock University Hospital, Rostock, Germany.
3
Department of Orthopaedics, Rostock University Hospital, Rostock, Germany.

Abstract

A new approach introducing a quantitative and standardizable step into sample processing was evaluated by homogenizing in vitro inoculated swab tips with Precellys 24 high-throughput homogenizer. Recovery of microorganisms from homogenized swab tips was significantly higher as compared to conventional processing methods. Thus, swab homogenization is a promising approach introducing a new quality in microbial analysis.

KEYWORDS:

Copan; Dryswab; FLOQSwabs; Homogenization; Homogenizer; MWE; Precellys; Processing; Sigma-swab; Swab

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