Phene Plate (PhP) biochemical fingerprinting. A screening method for epidemiological typing of enterococcal isolates.


Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is currently considered the gold standard for genotyping of enterococci. However, PFGE is both expensive and time-consuming. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the PhP system can be used as a reliable clinical screening method for detection of genetically related isolates of enterococci. If so, it… (More)