EPA Science Inventory

Method development for optimum recovery of Yersinia pestis from transport media and swabs

Citation:

U.S. EPA, AND CDC. Method development for optimum recovery of Yersinia pestis from transport media and swabs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-12/620, 2012.

Description:

Report

Purpose/Objective:

The primary goal of this project was to determine the best combination of sampling swab, pre-moistening agent, transport media, and extraction method for a high efficiency recovery of Y. pestis and F. tularensis vegetative cells.

URLs/Downloads:

METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR OPTIMUM RECOVERY OF YERSINIA PESTIS FROM TRANSPORT MEDIA AND SWABS   (PDF,NA pp, 862 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Projected Completion Date: 10/19/2012
Record Last Revised: 03/18/2015
Record Created: 09/10/2012
Record Released: 09/10/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 246210

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION