Culture-independent detection of nontuberculous mycobacteria in clinical respiratory samples

Gianny P. Scoleri, Jocelyn M. Choo, Lex E X Leong, Thomas R. Goddard, Lisa Shephard, Lucy D. Burr, Ivan Bastian, Rachel M. Thomson, Geraint B. Rogers

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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
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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