Published in Blood Weekly, February 10th, 2005
According to a study from Belgium, "Noroviruses are the most common cause of nonbacterial gastroenteritis outbreaks. A novel method was tested that utilizes sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)/EDTA-pretreated chromatography paper strips to collect and transport norovirus-containing fresh stool samples."
"As confirmation," E. Wollants and colleagues wrote, "the strips were infected with different dilutions of human norovirus-containing feces and stored at different temperatures (-80, -20, 4 degreesC, room temperature and 37 degreesC). Reverse transcription (RT)-PCR analysis was...
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