Comparative evaluation of vacuum-based surface sampling methods for collection of Bacillus spores.

@article{Calfee2013ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of vacuum-based surface sampling methods for collection of Bacillus spores.},
  author={M W Calfee and Laura J. Rose and Stephen Morse and Dino A Mattorano and Matt Clayton and Abderrahmane Touati and Nicole Griffin-Gatchalian and Christina Slone and Neal McSweeney},
  journal={Journal of microbiological methods},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={389-96}
}
In this study, four commonly-used sampling devices (vacuum socks, 37 mm 0.8 μm mixed cellulose ester (MCE) filter cassettes, 37 mm 0.3 μm polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filter cassettes, and 3M™ forensic filters) were comparatively evaluated for their ability to recover surface-associated spores. Aerosolized spores (~10(5)CFUcm(-2)) of a Bacillus anthracis… CONTINUE READING