Comparison of PCR assay to culture for surveillance detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Suzanne M. Paule*, William E. Trick, Fred C. Tenover, Mary Lankford, Susan Cunningham, Valentina Stosor, Ralph L. Cordell, Lance R. Peterson

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Abstract

Direct multiplex PCR assay using vanA and vanB primers, which provides rapid results, was more sensitive than culture on selective media for samples collected by rectal swab (20 of 46 versus 8 of 46; P < 0.001) or perianal swab (17 of 58 versus 12 of 58; P = 0.059) for the detection of gastrointestinal colonization by vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4805-4807
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Paule, S. M., Trick, W. E., Tenover, F. C., Lankford, M., Cunningham, S., Stosor, V., Cordell, R. L., & Peterson, L. R. (2003). Comparison of PCR assay to culture for surveillance detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(10), 4805-4807. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.41.10.4805-4807.2003