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J Clin Microbiol. 1987 December; 25(12): 2400–2401.
PMCID: PMC269499

Modified scrub technique for sampling infant skin microflora.


Two techniques for quantitatively recovering normal-flora microorganisms from the skin of infants were compared. A technique using a swab to dislodge microorganisms from the skin compared favorably to a technique using a rubber policeman. The swab was easier to use and is suitable for use on infant skin.

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  • White WD. Antibacterial Bacteriological Swab. Br Med J. 1965 Jul 24;2(5455):c229–230. [PMC free article]

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