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The isolation of anaerobic bacteria from wound swabs
  1. Susan Peach,
  2. L. Hayek
  1. Department of Bacteriology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London

    Abstract

    The isolation of anaerobic bacteria from routine wound swabs by three procedures was evaluated.

    Recovery of anaerobic organisms was doubled by immediate incubation of seeded plates, and the recovery could be further dramatically improved by the use of prereduced media, in conjunction with an anaerobic chamber.

    Recommendations for the treatment of swabs and cultures for anaerobic investigation are made.

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