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.
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Tavares , A., Inácio, J., Melo-Cristino, J., & Couto, I. (2008). The use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for the rapid identification of staphylococci in blood cultures in a Portuguese hospital. Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, 46(9), 3097-3100. . https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00910-08