(NPS's) were collected in the same primary school from the same number of children; 27 children from each of 3 classes, on 6 occasions, twice monthly, during the autumn months, following the summer holidays, from mid-September to mid-December 2016.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in continuation with a previous study in which nasopharyngeal swabs
of healthy children coming to NICH for the EPI vaccination were collected and cultured for the presence of S.
A nasopharyngeal swab
sample analyzed using a rapid test kit (Quick Chaser Flu A, B; Mizuho Medy Co., Saga, Japan) indicated the presence of influenza B virus antigen.
Grys, "FilmArray respiratory panel assay: comparison of nasopharyngeal swabs
and bronchoalveolar lavage samples," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Respiratory (nasopharyngeal swab
) and fecal samples were collected from each child.
Studies on the factors effecting the clinical course and length of hospitalization have come to focus of attention as a result of rapid detection of viral agents in nasopharyngeal swab
Bacteria isolated from nasopharyngeal swab
are Gram positive bacteria includes Streptococcus pneumoniae (40%), Staphylococcus aureus (35%), Enterococcus species (30%), Streptococcus viridians (20%), Streptococcus pyogenes (15%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (2%) and Gram negative bacteria includes Moraxella catarrhalis (13%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (5%), Hemophilus influenzae (2%), E.coli (2%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2%).
For patients who are suspected as MERS cases, health-care providers need to collect the oropharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal swab
, sputum, serum, and stool/rectal swab specimens and send them to the public health laboratory.
If mumps is suspected as the cause of parotitis, a buccal or nasopharyngeal swab
should be submitted for mumps virus PCR testing.
"All the four had been subjected to nasopharyngeal swab
last week and results were expected to be released within this week," Agbulos said, clarifying that none of them showed symptoms of the killer disease though.
Material and Methods: In this study, nasopharyngeal swab
sample was obtained from 1 326 patients who presented to Ege University, Medical Faculty Children's Hospital between 2002 and 2012 and who were thought to have respiratory tract infection.
The test specimen is collected with a nasal swab, nasopharyngeal swab
, or nasal aspirate/wash, and results are available in as little as 10 minutes.