|Results of commercial antigen immunoassays for AIV with oro-pharyngeal swabs by swab type and media|
|Swab type||Assay A||Assay B|
|Non-flocked swab||1/45 (2.2)*a||12/45 (26.6)b||6/45 (13.3)a||14/45 (31.1)ab|
|Flocked swab||16/45 (35.6) b||12/33 (36.4)b||19/45 (42.2)b||13/33 (39.4)b|
|Foam swab||18/45 (40)b||1/45 (2.2)a||8/45 (17.7)a||0/45 (0)c|
Data from days 2, 3 and 4 post inoculation were pooled. Statistical groups (within each assay [A or B]) are denoted with letters, where groups which do not share a letter have a statistically significant difference with a p of value < 0.05. Abbreviations: BHI = brain heart infusion broth, PBS = phosphate buffered saline.
*. Number positive/total tested (Percent positive).
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Spackman et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:35 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-35