Table 2.

Semiquantitative recovery of pneumococci from STGG-Stored samples and DP samples

Storage conditionNo. of specimensNo. (%) with the following result:
DP > StoredDP = StoredDP < Stored
−70°C, 9 wk3814 (37)11 (29)13 (34)
−20°C, 9 wk204 (20)12 (60)4 (20)
4°C, 5 days2016 (80)4 (20)0 (0)