J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Clinical Application of a Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Legionella species, Legionella pneumophila and Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1.
SourceRespiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
AbstractWe developed a single-tube multiplex real-time PCR assay capable of simultaneously detecting and discriminating Legionella spp., Legionella pneumophila, and Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 in primary specimens. Evaluation of 21 clinical specimens and 115 clinical isolates demonstrated this assay to be a rapid, high-throughput diagnostic test with 100% specificity that may aid during legionellosis outbreaks and epidemiologic investigations.
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