Comparison of rates of positivity for Bordetella pertussis by real-time PCR between specimens collected with rayon swabs on aluminum wire shaft in amies gel with charcoal and specimens collected with flocked swabs in universal viral transport medium during an epidemic

Sophie Arbefeville, Patricia Ferrieri

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Abstract

A comparison of real-time PCR positivity rates for Bordetella pertussis between specimens collected with rayon swabs on an aluminum wire shaft in Amies gel with charcoal and those collected with flocked swabs in universal viral transport medium during an epidemic revealed that their performances were comparable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2656-2658
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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