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Previously, hygiene monitoring was accomplished using traditional microbiological procedures, including the plate culture test, which required several hours for completion.
The DNA-based products that SQI is being paid to commercialize will significantly reduce the time required to deliver a diagnostic result compared to current methods, which include traditional plate cultures.
Unfortunately universal screening is not practised worldwide, especially in developing countries where the costs of standard plate cultures are prohibitive for limited healthcare budgets and there is a lack of adequate laboratory facilities and trained microbiologists.