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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12941-016-0162-0
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Abstract

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.