Destruction-free procedure for the isolation of bacteria from sputum samples for Raman spectroscopic analysis.

@article{Kloss2015DestructionfreePF,
  title={Destruction-free procedure for the isolation of bacteria from sputum samples for Raman spectroscopic analysis.},
  author={Sandra Kloss and Bj{\"o}rn Lorenz and Stefan Dees and Ines Labugger and Petra R{\"o}sch and J{\"u}rgen Popp},
  journal={Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={407 27},
  pages={8333-41}
}
Lower respiratory tract infections are the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Here, a timely identification of the causing pathogens is crucial to the success of the treatment. Raman spectroscopy allows for quick identification of bacterial cells without the need for time-consuming cultivation steps, which is the current gold standard to detect… CONTINUE READING