A note on the use of reduced transport fluid (RTF) for isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
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Swabs containing pus from urethral discharges obtained from 55 male patients attending venereal disease clinics were transported in Stuart's transport medium or RTF (reduced transport fluid) and then cultured on Thayer Martin plates. Forty eight swabs showed the presence of Neisseria in smears and 45 gave good growth of N. gonorrhoeae when cultured 18 - 24 hours after the swabs were taken from the patient.
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