Swab transport in Amies gel followed by frozen storage in skim milk tryptone glucose glycerol broth (STGGB) for studies of respiratory bacterial pathogens.

Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Microbiological Methods j ourna l homepage: www.e lsev ie r.com/ locate / jmicmeth Swab transport in Amies gel followed by frozen storage in skim milk tryptone glucose glycerol broth (STGGB) for studies of respiratory bacterial pathogens Kim M Hare a,⁎, Elizabeth Stubbs a,1, Jemima Beissbarth a, Peter Stanley Morris a,b, Amanda J Leach a a Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia b Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Darwin, Australia ⁎ Corresponding author. PO Box 41096, Casuarina, 8 89228196; fax: +61 8 89275187. E-mail address: Kim.Hare@menzies.edu.au (K.M. Ha 1 Present address: GreaterWestern Area Health Service 0167-7012/$ – see front matter © 2010 Elsevier B.V. Al doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2010.03.006 a b s t r a c t a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 29 October 2009 Received in revised form 3 March 2010 Accepted 10 March 2010 Available online 16 March 2010 Keywords: Nasopharyngeal carriage Respiratory pathogens Swab transport Surveillance studies Nasopharyngeal carriage studies are needed tomonitor changes in important bacterial pathogens in response to vaccination and antibiotics. Commercial swab transport followed by transfer to skim milk tryptone glucose glycerol broth for frozen storage is an option for studies of Streptococcus pneumoniae,Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis. NT 0811, Australia. Tel.: +61 re). , Bathurst, NSW2795, Australia. l rights reserved. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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Kim M Hare, Elizabeth Stubbs, Jemima Beissbarth, Peter Stanley Morris, Amanda J Leach
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Journal of microbiological methods
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