Rapid identification of pathogens in blood cultures with a modified fluorescence in situ hybridization assay

Remco P.H. Peters, Michiel A. Van Agtmael, Alberdina M. Simoons-Smit, Sven A. Danner, Christina M.J.E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Paul H.M. Savelkoul*

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We evaluated a modified fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay for rapid (<1 h) identification of microorganisms in growth-positive blood cultures. The results were compared to those of the standard FISH technique and conventional culturing. The rapid identification of microorganisms with modified FISH can have important effects on clinical management of patients with bloodstream infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4186-4188
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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