Table 2

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

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