Real-time PCR assay for detection of blaZ genes in Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates

L.A. Pereira, G.B. Harnett, M.M. Hodge, J.A. Cattell, David Speers

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    Abstract

    The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recommends consideration of blaZ gene testing for cases of serious Staphylococcus aureus infection. Conventional PCR methods have demonstrated superior sensitivity and specificity to phenotypic tests. To our knowledge, this is the first description of real-time PCR detection of the blaZ gene. Copyright © 2014, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1259-1261
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume52
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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