Development of a fast and low-cost qPCR assay for diagnosis of acute gas pharyngitis

Kolukirik M., Yilmaz M., İnce O., KETRE C., Tosun A. I., Ince B. K.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.15, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background: Group A streptococci (GAS) are the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis and account for 15-30 % of cases of acute pharyngitis in children and 5-10 % of cases in adults. In this study, a real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) based GAS detection assay in pharyngeal swab specimens was developed.