Use of rapid, nonradioactive DNA probes in culture confirmation tests to detect Streptococcus agalactiae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Enterococcus spp. from pediatric patients with significant infections.

@article{Daly1991UseOR,
  title={Use of rapid, nonradioactive DNA probes in culture confirmation tests to detect Streptococcus agalactiae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Enterococcus spp. from pediatric patients with significant infections.},
  author={Judy A. Daly and N L Clifton and K C Seskin and Willis M. Gooch},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          80-2
        }
}
Acridinium ester-labeled, chemiluminescent DNA probe tests (Accuprobe; Gen-Probe, Inc.) for culture confirmation of Streptococcus agalactiae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Enterococcus spp. were compared with conventional identification techniques. The probe is a DNA oligomer that is a complementary to the RNA of the target. The DNA-RNA hybrids are measured in a luminometer. The 40-min assay requires one reaction tube and the addition of three reagents. When two colonies were used to add a sample… CONTINUE READING