Copan FecalSwab and WASP Automation Improved the Detection of Gastrointestinal Bacteria in our Microbiology Laboratory

We already had WASP automation in our Microbiology laboratory for processing clinical specimens for Gram smear preparation and agar plating for bacteria cultures. All stool samples were received in containers with solid Cary Blair medium (Sanimed-Romania). We decided to validate the Copan FecalSwabTM (FS) kit, a flocked swabs and tube with 2 ml of Cary Blair medium for the preservation and transport of stool samples and compatible with WASPTM automation. FS gave us the opportunity to standarize stool sample preservation, since we receive specimens from different collection units, and to facilitate stools processing on the WASPTM.

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