Viruses, Vol. 16, Pages 263: Stability of Genotube & reg; Swabs for African Swine Fever Virus Detection Using Loop-Mediated Isothermal (LAMP) Laboratory Testing on Samples Stored without Refrigeration

This study used Genotube® swabs stored in temperate and tropical climates without refrigeration for four weeks after collection to demonstrate there was no change in test performance and results using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) ASFV detection on a series of pig serum samples including serum spiked with a synthetic ASFV positive control, naturally acquired ASFV positive serum from Timor-Leste and negative ASFV serum samples. The use of Genotube® swabs for ASFV detection for surveillance purposes, coupled with testing platforms such as LAMP, can provide an alternative to traditional testing methodology where resources are limited and time from collection to testing of samples is prolonged.
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