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Martin Easter <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:18:06 +0000
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There is a great review article  by Moore and Griffith (2007)  J Applied Microbiology vol 103,  1090 -1103.

Also the late Scott Sutton made a great article plate counting and inaccuracy. J of validation technology ( summer 2011 vol 17 (3) 42 - 46

Attempting to enumerate low numbers of microbes from surface will give a highly variable result and generally a dry swab on a dry surface offers even less accuracy.


Martin Easter
Chief Scientific Officer 
Hygiena

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From: The Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum Email List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Destin LeBlanc
Sent: 13 November 2018 11:16
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Subject: [PMFLIST] Dry vs. wet swab for surface sampling

Can I obtain input on the pro's and con's of a dry swab as compared to a wet swab for surface sampling for bioburden?

Regards,

Destin A. LeBlanc

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