Comparison of nasopharyngeal nylon flocked swabs with universal transport medium and rayonbud swabs with a sponge reservoir of viral transport medium in the diagnosis of paediatric influenza

Susanna Esposito, Claudio Giuseppe Molteni, Cristina Daleno, Antonia Valzano, Laura Cesati, Laura Gualtieri, Claudia Tagliabue, Samantha Bosis, Nicola Principi

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Abstract

This study compared a kit containing a nasopharyngeal nylon flocked swab and a tube with a liquid universal transport medium (UTM) with a kit containing a plastic-shafted rayon-budded swab with a sponge reservoir of viral transport medium for the molecular detection of influenza viruses in children. Respiratory samples were collected from 314 children aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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