The use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for the rapid identification of staphylococci in blood cultures in a Portuguese hospital

A. Tavares , J Inácio, Josè Melo-Cristino, I Couto

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Abstract

Fluorescence in situ hybridization was used for the direct identification of staphylococci in blood cultures collected at a Portuguese hospital where staphylococci account for up to 35% of clinically relevant blood cultures. The assay was able to detect the presence/absence of staphylococci and distinguish Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci in 4.5 h.
Original languageEnglish
Article number46
Pages (from-to)3097-3100
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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