What is it about?

This study investigated three swab types for ability to recover different organism types at different temperatures and holding periods based on the new Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M40-A2 standard.The new standard, revised from the M40-A included a new method and the tested swabs, sigma Transwabs by Medical Wire were efficient at recovering all tested organisms.

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Why is it important?

It is important as efficient sample recovery would ensure improved accuracy and facilitate better diagnosis.

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This page is a summary of: Evaluation of Liquid-Based Swab Transport Systems against the New Approved CLSI M40-A2 Standard, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, February 2016, ASM Journals,
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.03337-15.
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