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Title: PS34: An analysis of microbial spore recovery methods for sampling plan validation
Authors: Griffith, Kyle C.
Gurian, Patrick L.
Wen, Jin
Keywords: microbial;risk;assessment;recovery;sampling;collection
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2010
Abstract: Potential health risks associated with biological agent surface contamination indoors have created a need for improved understanding of surface sampling in contamination assessment and resolution. In this study microbial spore recovery data is examined to identify potential relationships between final spore counts and parameters related to sampling methodology. A review of the results reveals that the collection method and location with respect to release source have a statistically significant relationship with microbial recovery rates. Amongst collection methods the wipe proved to have the strongest positive relationship with final spore count recoveries. Surface type sampled appears to have minimal effects on microbial spore recovery rates. Additional experimental data is required to improve the accuracy of statistical analyses and validate current microbial sampling techniques.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3241
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