Evaluation of reformulated chemiluminescent DNA probe (AccuProbe) for culture identification of Mycobacterium kansasii

Enrico Tortoli, M. Tullia Simonetti, Federica Lavinia

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Abstract

A panel of 104 isolates belonging to the species Mycobacterium kansasii and 78 mycobacterial isolates belonging to other species was tested in parallel with the present commercially available DNA probe (Accu-Probe; Gen- Probe) and with a new probe just developed by the same manufacturer. While the old version of the probe confirmed the previously reported low sensitivity (only 59% of the M. kansaii isolates reacted), the new one was 100% sensitive. Only two non-M. kansasii strains, both M. gastri isolates, gave false-positive hybridization results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2838-2840
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume34
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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