Comparison of the Copan Fecal Swab to Dry Containers for Collection and Transport of Stool Samples for Detection of Bacteria Causing Gastrointestinal Infections
Categories: DNA / Virology / Molecular, Flocked Swabs
Publication Date: 05/15/2011
Conference or Journal: Poster Presented at the 2011 ECCMID, Milan Itlay
Author(s): Altieri A., Bossa M.C., Capalbo F., Di Traglia L., Fontana C.
Collection, preservation and transportation of stool specimens is important for the diagnosis of microbes causing gastrointestinal infections. Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM) is a new concept of liquid specimens transport used with the Walk Away Specimen Processor (WASP). The fecal swab (a tube with 2ml of Cary Blair medium and a flocked swab) and 2 enrichment broth, a Selenite (SE) and a Rappaport Vassiliadis (RVS) broth, both available in 2 ml tube, are part of the LBM media.