Non-culture detection of Streptococcus agalactiae (Lancefield group B Streptococcus) in clinical samples by real-time PCR
Journal of Medical Microbiology, 07/18/2012
de Zoysa A et al. – The proportion testing positive in the CSF samples was significantly higher than in the EDTA blood samples (P=0.05, Fisher’s exact test). Overall, this real–time PCR assay was shown to be superior to culture methods for detection of GBS from CSF and EDTA blood samples.