16S RNA PCR in the diagnosis of bacterial keratitis and endophthalmitis
Acta Ophthalmologica, 08/21/2012
Robert PY et al. – 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a rapid alternative to culture, sensitive and reproductible.. PCR associated to culture increases the number of positive samples. PCR was found necessary for the microbiological diagnosis in 10% of all cases (PCR+, cultures–).