Overview recommended swabs


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Overview recommended swabs

Which swab is suitable?

The recommended swab type depends on the micro-organism involved and the technique used for its detection. Should it be with or without transport medium? This overview shows which swabs are recommended for the different culture methods (bacteria and virus) and PCR.

Recommended swabs
1) Example: Pseudomonas (aerobic) or Enterobacteriaceae,
Bacillus, Staphylococci and Listeria
2) Example: Clostridium, Campylobacter, Brachyspira
3) Only suitable for Salmonella sampling

Please note, if you want to send samples for diagnostics from outside the EU, we recommend FTA cards. You can send this without a commercial document.


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