Inter-laboratory comparison of three different real-time PCR assays for the detection of Pneumocystis jiroveci in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples.

@article{Linssen2006InterlaboratoryCO,
  title={Inter-laboratory comparison of three different real-time PCR assays for the detection of Pneumocystis jiroveci in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples.},
  author={Catharina F. M. Linssen and Jan A Jacobs and Pieter Beckers and Kate E. Templeton and Judith M. J. E. Bakkers and Ed J Kuijper and Willem J G Melchers and Marjolein Drent and Cornelis Vink},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 Pt 9},
  pages={1229-35}
}
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic infection affecting immunocompromised patients. While conventional diagnosis of PCP by microscopy is cumbersome, the use of PCR to diagnose PCP has great potential. Nevertheless, inter-laboratory validation and standardization of PCR assays is lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter-laboratory agreement of three independently developed real-time PCR assays for the detection of P. jiroveci in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid… CONTINUE READING

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