Stomacher® 400 used to prepare faeces samples for comparative study of fluorescent in situ hybridization and the current gold standard for intestinal microbiota quantification. In general, a good correlation between the two methods was observed. Continue reading
Faecal samples were collected and kept on ice before processing. Samples
were homogenized in a stomacher for 2 minutes in a Stomacher® 400.
The results of the present study indicate that the comet assay provides a powerful tool to investigate the genotoxicity of faecal water samples in a human colonic tumour cell line.
The pooled samples were homogenised for 20 minutes in five times the faecal weight of cold water using a Stomacher® 3500.
This study lends further support to the theory that bile acids may play
a role in the development of polyps and colorectal cancer.