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Table 1 Microscopic examination of ESwab gram-slides versus Amies gel slides.

From: Comparison of the eSwab collection and transportation system to an amies gel transystem for Gram stain of clinical specimens

Specimen types Results are expressed as:
no. of slides presenting differences in microscopic observation of human cells
and/or of microbial elements/no. of samples tested
(no.) ESwab Volumes for slides preparation  
  100 μl§ 50 μl§ Amies Gel slides
Vaginal Swab (32) 32/32 26/32 16/32
Cervical Swab (27) 27/27 25/27 15/27
Urethral Swab (11) 11/11 11/11 8/11
Wound Swab (10) 10/10 10/10 7/10
Total (80) 80/80 (100%) 72/80(90%) 46/80 (57.5%)
P value   P = 0.16 P = 0.04
  1. § = the results were the same even after 24 and 72 h storage.