Comparison of preservation media for storage of stool samples.

  title={Comparison of preservation media for storage of stool samples.},
  author={Momtaz Omar Wasfy and Buhari Anthony Oyofo and A Elgindy and Albert M. Churilla},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={33 8},
Transportation of clinical samples and long-term recoverability of pathogens are critical to epidemiological studies, particularly when conditions do not permit immediate processing. This study confirms that Cary-Blair medium (CB) is suitable for the preservation of Salmonella and Shigella isolates for more than 2 weeks at 25, 4, or -70 degrees C. Campylobacter jejuni was not recovered after 2 days of storage in CB at 25 degrees C when an inoculum of 12 x 10(8) cells per ml was used. Lower… CONTINUE READING

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