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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal Of Clinical Microbiology|
|Issue number||n.º 9|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2008|