Usability of rectal swabs for microbiome sampling in a cohort study of hematological and oncological patients.

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Summary of "Usability of rectal swabs for microbiome sampling in a cohort study of hematological and oncological patients."

Large-scale clinical studies investigating associations between intestinal microbiota signatures and human diseases usually rely on stool samples. However, the timing of repeated stool sample collection cannot be predefined in longitudinal settings. Rectal swabs, being straightforward to obtain, have the potential to overcome this drawback. Therefore, we assessed the usability of rectal swabs for microbiome sampling in a cohort of hematological and oncological patients.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0215428


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