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J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun;45(6):1985-8. Epub 2007 Mar 21.

Multiplex PCR assay for rapid and accurate capsular typing of group B streptococci.

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Service de Bactériologie Groupe Hospitalier Cochin-Saint Vincent de Paul, Assitance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 27 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France. claire.poyart@cch.aphp.fr

Abstract

We developed a simple, specific, and sensitive two-multiplex-PCR assay that enabled the detection of all known group B streptococcal (GBS) capsular polysaccharides. This test is well adapted for GBS capsular polysaccharide typing in large-scale epidemiological studies.

PMID:
17376884
PMCID:
PMC1933079
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00159-07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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