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Table 2 Average amount of DNA (ng/ml) extracted using four types of swabs combined with various washing out buffers

From: The influence of a swab type on the results of point-of-care tests

Type of swabWashing out bufferMean ± SD
WaterTEPBSSalineAL bufferATL buffer0.5% Tween 20Lysis bufferNucleic lysis solution
Rayon2. ± 0.702
Flocked nylon55. ± 1.095
Polyurethane foam3.843. ± 0.968
Dacron2. ± 0.679
  1. SD standard deviation