Evelyn S Woodruff

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We describe here a rapid assay for the detection of the tuf gene for the identification of Staphylococcus genus, the femB gene for the identification of Staphylococcus aureus species, and the mecA gene for the identification of methicillin resistance directly from BACTEC blood culture bottles showing Gram-positive cocci in clusters. The test, configured on(More)
BACKGROUND The recommendation for population- based cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening by the American College of Medical Genetics for the 25 most prevalent mutations and 6 polymorphisms in the CF transmembrane regulatory gene has greatly increased clinical laboratory test volumes. We describe the development and technical validation of a DNA chip in a(More)
Rapid diagnosis of staphylococcal bacteremia directs appropriate antimicrobial therapy, leading to improved patient outcome. We describe herein a rapid test (<75 min) that can identify the major pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus to the species level as well as the presence or absence of the methicillin resistance determinant gene, mecA. The test, Staph(More)
Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains are widespread and present a challenge to effective treatment of this infection. The need for a low-cost and rapid detection method for clinically relevant mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that confer multidrug resistance is urgent, particularly for developing countries. We report here a novel(More)
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