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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Dec;51(12):4207-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01892-13. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

Detection of Streptococcus pyogenes by use of Illumigene group A Streptococcus assay.

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Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

The performance of the Illumigene group A Streptococcus assay was evaluated by comparing it to culture using 437 consecutive throat swabs. The Illumigene assay was also directly compared to PCR with 161 samples. This Illumigene assay is rapid and easy to perform. The assay also has high sensitivity (100%) compared to culture or PCR and high specificity (99.2%) compared to PCR. A total of 8.8% of the isolates were erythromycin resistant, and 6.9% were clindamycin resistant.

PMID:
24048538
PMCID:
PMC3838043
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01892-13
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