Identification of Staphylococcus aureus using a DNA probe: Accuprobe.

  title={Identification of Staphylococcus aureus using a DNA probe: Accuprobe.},
  author={Jean Freney and H{\'e}l{\'e}ne Meugnier and Mich{\'e}le Bes and Jean Fleurette},
  journal={Annales de biologie clinique},
  volume={51 6},
A non-isotopic nucleic probe (Accuprobe) has been presented recently by Gen-Probe for the direct specific 1-h identification of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from culture. 50 S aureus strains previously characterized by conventional methods as well as 26 atypical strains (absence of coagulase, thermonuclease and fibrinogen affinity factor) were tested. Moreover, the Accuprobe system was evaluated using 29 other staphylococcal type strains representing all the species described to date. Only… CONTINUE READING