Sensitivity and negative predictive value of swab cultures in musculoskeletal allograft procurement.

@article{Veen1994SensitivityAN,
  title={Sensitivity and negative predictive value of swab cultures in musculoskeletal allograft procurement.},
  author={M R Veen and Rolf Melchior Bloem and Pieter L. C. Petit},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1994},
  volume={300},
  pages={259-63}
}
Seventy-five fibular specimens were obtained from postmortem donors using aseptic surgical techniques. All specimens were swabbed following the same technique as routinely used for retrieved musculoskeletal grafts. After swabbing, the specimens were placed in BHI-culture medium. Three different protocols were subsequently followed: (1) culture of the entire bone specimen in BHI-culture medium, (2) culture of the swab incubated on blood agar and chocolate plates, and (3) culture of the swab in… CONTINUE READING