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.