Special culture tubes without polyanethol sulfonate
preservative, which inhibits the growth of S moniliformis, may be required in cases of high suspicion.
Preferred specimens for Ebola testing A minimum volume of 4mL whole blood preserved with EDTA, clot activator, sodium polyanethol sulfonate
(SPS), or citrate in plastic collection tubes can be submitted for EVD testing.
Blood or synovial fluid culture, collected in tubes without sodium polyanethol sulfonate
Streptobacillus moniliformis isolated from a case of Haverhill fever: biochemical characterization and inhibitory effect of sodium polyanethol sulfonate