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Recovery of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria and Nocardiae Causing Skin/Soft Tissue Infections Using the Copan ESwab™ Collection and Transport System

Recent reports have shown that infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are increasing worldwide, and often are difficult to diagnose and treat (1,2,3). Consequently, improved diagnostics are needed. The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M40-A2 (4) describes methods for assessing the ability of transport devices to maintain microorganisms in a viable condition for up to…

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