Volume 25, Number 5—May 2019
Formaldehyde and Glutaraldehyde Inactivation of Bacterial Tier 1 Select Agents in Tissues
|Tissue type, no. samples||Fixation time, d||Incubation time for tissue in PBS/water, h||Sample inactivation†||Positive control|
*Spleen and liver tissues fixed for 14 or 21 d and washed for 24 h permitted Sterne spores to germinate and grow in broth used for viability testing. +/− indicates presence and/or absence of growth in broth/on plates. PBS, phosphate-buffered saline.
†50% of tissue tested.
1These authors contributed equally to this article.