Comparison of preservation media and freezing conditions for storage of specimens of faeces.


To evaluate the long-term recoverability of bacterial enteropathogens, two freezing conditions (deep-freezing at -70 degrees C and liquid nitrogen) and three preservation media (Cary-Blair, Amies, and buffered glycerol-saline) were tested. These were compared with storage in containers with no preservation medium and refrigeration at 4 degrees C. At 4… (More)