Evaluation of the FecalSwab for Stool Specimen Storage and Molecular Detection of Enteropathogens on the BD Max System Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The FecalSwab system (Copan Italia, Brescia, Italy) is a convenient alternative to bulk stool for the diagnosis of enteric pathogens. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for transport and culture of enteric bacterial pathogens, the FecalSwab has not been well assessed for its suitability with molecular platforms. In this study, we evaluated the FecalSwab as a specimen type for the BD Max system using the viral and bacterial enteric panels (BD Diagnostics, Baltimore, MD, USA).

authors

  • Richard-Greenblatt, Melissa
  • Rutherford, Candy
  • Luinstra, Kathy
  • Cárdenas, Ana María
  • Pang, Xiaoli Lilly
  • Jayaratne, Padman
  • Smieja, Marek

publication date

  • August 24, 2020