Evaluation of Anatomically Designed Flocked Rectal Swabs for Use with the BioFire FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel for Detection of Enteric Pathogens in Children Admitted to Hospital with Severe Gastroenteritis Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Diagnosing diarrheal disease is difficult in part due to challenges in obtaining and transporting a bulk stool specimen, particularly in resource-limited settings. We compared the performance of flocked rectal swabs to that of traditional bulk stool samples for enteric pathogen detection using the BioFire FilmArray gastrointestinal panel in children admitted to four hospitals in Botswana with community onset severe gastroenteritis.


  • Walker, Celia R
  • Lechiile, Kwana
  • Mokomane, Margaret
  • Steenhoff, Andrew P
  • Arscott-Mills, Tonya
  • Pernica, Jeffrey
  • Goldfarb, David M

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  • December 2019