Comparison of direct cultivation on a selective solid medium, polymerase chain reaction from an enrichment broth, and the BD GeneOhm™ VanR Assay for identification of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in screening specimens.

@article{Werner2011ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of direct cultivation on a selective solid medium, polymerase chain reaction from an enrichment broth, and the BD GeneOhm™ VanR Assay for identification of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in screening specimens.},
  author={Guido Werner and Annerose Serr and Sabine Schuett and Christian M. Schneider and Ingo Klare and Wolfgang Witte and Constanze Wendt},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={512-21}
}
Fast and reliable diagnostics of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is an important prerequisite for containing VRE transmission rates and controlling VRE outbreaks among hospital patients. The BD GeneOhm™ VanR Assay (Becton Dickinson Diagnostics, Erembodegem, Belgium) is a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for screening perianal/rectal samples for the presence of vanA or vanB genes that can be associated with VRE. A set of 51 reference strains (vanA-G genotypes) were… CONTINUE READING

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