Comparison of respiratory virus detection rates for infants and toddlers by use of flocked swabs, saline aspirates, and saline aspirates mixed in universal transport medium for room temperature storage and shipping

Paul Walsh, Christina Lim Overmyer, Kiemanh Pham, Scott Michaelson, Larisa Gofman, Lisa DeSalvia, Ty Tran, Diana Gonzalez, James Pusavat, Melanie Feola, Kathryn T. Iacono, Eli Mordechai, Martin E. Adelson

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Abstract

A nylon flocked swab/universal transport medium collection method developed for bacterial sexually transmitted infections was adapted to detect respiratory viruses in infants and toddlers. This method significantly outperformed the traditional use of nasal aspirates in terms of PCR-based virus detection (P = 0.016), and the samples were easier for clinicians to evaluate, store, and transport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2374-2376
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Comparison of respiratory virus detection rates for infants and toddlers by use of flocked swabs, saline aspirates, and saline aspirates mixed in universal transport medium for room temperature storage and shipping. / Walsh, Paul; Overmyer, Christina Lim; Pham, Kiemanh; Michaelson, Scott; Gofman, Larisa; DeSalvia, Lisa; Tran, Ty; Gonzalez, Diana; Pusavat, James; Feola, Melanie; Iacono, Kathryn T.; Mordechai, Eli; Adelson, Martin E.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 46, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 2374-2376.

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Walsh, P, Overmyer, CL, Pham, K, Michaelson, S, Gofman, L, DeSalvia, L, Tran, T, Gonzalez, D, Pusavat, J, Feola, M, Iacono, KT, Mordechai, E & Adelson, ME 2008, 'Comparison of respiratory virus detection rates for infants and toddlers by use of flocked swabs, saline aspirates, and saline aspirates mixed in universal transport medium for room temperature storage and shipping', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 46, no. 7, pp. 2374-2376. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00714-08
Walsh, Paul ; Overmyer, Christina Lim ; Pham, Kiemanh ; Michaelson, Scott ; Gofman, Larisa ; DeSalvia, Lisa ; Tran, Ty ; Gonzalez, Diana ; Pusavat, James ; Feola, Melanie ; Iacono, Kathryn T. ; Mordechai, Eli ; Adelson, Martin E. / Comparison of respiratory virus detection rates for infants and toddlers by use of flocked swabs, saline aspirates, and saline aspirates mixed in universal transport medium for room temperature storage and shipping. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2008 ; Vol. 46, No. 7. pp. 2374-2376.
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