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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
Rayon2.32.42.92.21.61.50.511.81.8 ± 0.702
Flocked nylon55.76.37.18.45.45.16.47.56.3 ± 1.095
Polyurethane foam3.843.63.45.14.43.34.55.44.2 ± 0.968
Dacron2.42.52.82.72.44.62.22.63.12.8 ± 0.679
  1. SD standard deviation