Culture-Independent Detection of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Clinical Respiratory Samples

Gianny Scoleri, Jocelyn Choo, Lex Leong, Thomas Goddard, Lisa Shephard, Lucy Burr, Ivan Bastian, Rachel Thomson, Geraint Rogers

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Abstract

Culture-based detection of nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) in respiratory samples is time consuming and can be subject to overgrowth by nonmycobacterial bacteria. We describe a single-reaction TaqMan quantitative PCR assay for the direct detection of NTM species in clinical samples that is specific, sensitive, and robust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2398
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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