Single-sample culturing comparable to multi-sample method | Ophthalmology


The one-touch method is not meant to replace the traditional gold standard, but it may help culture-directed antibiotic treatment, as well as the management of

The prospective study included 81 corneal ulcers from 80 patients who underwent culture sampling. The ESwab was used to take the first or second sample in conjunction with a chocolate agar sample. Traditional sampling methods were used for all ulcers. Laboratory staff were blinded to which method was used for each ulcer.

The ESwab and traditional methods had similar recovery rates for Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Agreement between the recovery rates of the traditional methods and the ESwab was 75%, he said.

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