[Rapid identification of ESBL--positive clinical samples using real-time PCR method].

OBJECTIVES A new method has been developed for detecting genes determining the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) phenotype directly from patients' clinical material. The method enables detection of the bla(CTX-M) gene encoding CTX-M beta-lactamases and the bla(SHV) gene variants with real-time PCR technology using locked nucleic acid oligonucleotides… CONTINUE READING