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J Clin Microbiol. 2016 May;54(5):1186-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03221-15. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

Revisiting the Roles of Culture and Culture-Independent Detection Tests for Campylobacter.

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University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA marc.couturier@aruplab.com.

Abstract

Culture-independent detection tests (CIDTs) for Campylobacter have become an area of intense controversy and confusion among laboratorians in the field of clinical microbiology. To date, the true analytical and clinical performance of stool antigen CIDTs versus truly optimized culture conditions is unknown. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Fitzgerald and colleagues (C. Fitzgerald et al., J Clin Microbiol 54:1209-1215, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01925-15) report comprehensive performance data for four Campylobacter stool antigen CIDTs versus culture and molecular diagnostics.

PMID:
26912756
PMCID:
PMC4844737
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.03221-15
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