Sample types for early detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is a popular post on this blog. Dr. Pieters, head of the MycoLAb at the University of Minnesota created an online quick guide to help swine practitioners decide which sample type they should collect if they are looking for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
This guide is available at http://z.umn.edu/MycoplasmaDiagnostics
The guide opens on a summary table which classifies the following seven sample types based on their sensitivity:
- Oropharyngeal swabs
- Tonsillar swabs
- Nasal swabs
- Laryngeal swabs
- Deep tracheal swabs
- Bronchial lavage
- Lung tissue Collection
A link is available for each sample type to guide you towards a dedicated page detailing advantages and disadvantages of the technique as well as a descriptive short video of how to collect the sample.
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