Swabs must be removed from media. Swirl each swab in the liquid, press the tip of the swab on the side of the tube to release remaining liquid, and discard the swab. Brain heart infusion (BHI) broth or viral transport media are preferred; saline may be used if necessary. Swabs should not be used.
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BHI broth or viral transport media in a sealed, leak-proof bag or container.
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs to arrive within 48 hours of collection.