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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;70(4):541-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.04.005. Epub 2011 Jun 11.

A probe-based method for confirmation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and detection of Panton-Valentine leukocidin and tst virulence genes.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA.


Probe-based detection of mecA, lukS/F-PV (Panton-Valentine leukocidin), and tst virulence genes in 435 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus had comparable sensitivity and specificity to end-point polymerase chain reaction as a reference standard.

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