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Herpes Simplex and Varicella Zoster Viruses

Fast, Efficient, and Accurate Processing for PCR Detection


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M5 Media vs Culturette Tubes: Results

Slide 20

December 2009

As shown on this table, the cycle threshold or crossing point was consistently lower for swabs that underwent culturette storage and neutralization buffer processing compared to the crossing points of swabs stored and processed by the conventional M5 method. As mentioned previously, a lower crossing point indicates that more viral DNA was recovered from the sample.



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