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Random colony selection versus colony morphology for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotypes in nasopharyngeal swabs

Hare, Kim M., Morris, Peter S., Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C. and Leach, Amanda J. (2008). Random colony selection versus colony morphology for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotypes in nasopharyngeal swabs. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal,27(2):178-180.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10108xPUB5
Title Random colony selection versus colony morphology for detection of multiple pneumococcal serotypes in nasopharyngeal swabs
Author Hare, Kim M.
Morris, Peter S.
Smith-Vaughan, Heidi C.
Leach, Amanda J.
Journal Name Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0891-3668   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 178
End Page 180
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication US
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Field of Research 1114 - Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Detection of multiple serotype carriage is important in understanding pneumococcal epidemiology. We compared random selection of 4 pneumococcal colonies per swab with selection by colony morphology. Multiple serotypes were detected in 20% of 98 swabs; 14% by morphology and 17% by random selection. Selection by morphology was more efficient per colony, but underestimated the true rate of multiple carriage.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e31815bb6c5   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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