Swab

Known as: swabs 
A tuft of material on the end of a stick for applying solutions and suspensions
National Institutes of Health

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2013
Highly Cited
2013
BACKGROUND Human infection with avian influenza A H7N9 virus emerged in eastern China in February, 2013, and has been associated… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
RATIONALE Defining the biogeography of bacterial populations in human body habitats is a high priority for understanding… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to calculate sensitivity values for the detection of major respiratory viruses of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND The quality of clinical specimens is a crucial determinant for virological diagnosis. OBJECTIVES We compared the… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
The anterior nares are the most important screening site of colonization with Staphylococcus aureus. We screened 2966 individuals… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
The newly described human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is reported here to be more commonly associated with lower respiratory tract… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
The greater sensitivity of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae permits… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
To determine the usefulness of nasal swabs as a simple method for detection of respiratory viruses, we compared nasal swabs and… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
A real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (RRT-PCR) assay based on the avian influenza virus matrix gene was developed for the rapid… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND In the early 1990s there was an increase in erythromycin resistance among group A streptococci in Finland. In response… (More)
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