Advances in nucleic acid-based diagnostics of bacterial infections.

  title={Advances in nucleic acid-based diagnostics of bacterial infections.},
  author={Kim Bundvig Barken and Janus Haagensen and Tim Tolker-Nielsen},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={384 1-2},
Methods for rapid detection of infectious bacteria and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens have evolved significantly over the last decade. Many of the new procedures are nucleic acid-based and replace conventional diagnostic methods like culturing which is time consuming especially with fastidious and slow growing microorganisms. The widespread use of antibiotics has resulted in an increased number of cases with resistant microorganisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus… CONTINUE READING