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.
Photo by Hush Naidoo on Unsplash
Why is it important?
It is important as efficient sample recovery would ensure improved accuracy and facilitate better diagnosis.
Read the Original
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.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page