Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana
Print version ISSN 0325-2957
LOPARDO, Horacio Ángel; BORGNIA, Daniela and MASTROIANNI, Alejandra. Study of the ability of two swab transport systems to maintain viability of clinically important bacteria. Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam. [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.2, pp. 229-232. ISSN 0325-2957.
Two extendedly-used swab transport devices with Stuart medium using Streptococcus pyogenes, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Streptococcus pneumoniae reference strains, were compared. Copan Venturi Transystem® (Copan Italia Spa, Brescia, Italy) was significantly more effective than Eurotubo (Deltalab, Rubí, Barcelona, Spain), probably because the narrowing of the tube, just at the beginning of the semisolid column (Venturi system), would yield a better conservation of diffrerent organisms.
Keywords : Transport devices; Stuart medium; Copan Venturi Transystem; Eurotubo.