A blinded comparison of peptide nucleic acid-fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH) with routine identification methods was performed on 74 consecutively positive mycobacterial liquid cultures. All Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures (48 of 48) and 22 of 27 (81.5%) nontuberculous cultures were correctly identified (including one mixed culture). Five isolates yielded no reaction with either probe and were identified as Mycobacterium xenopi, Mycobacterium fortuitum, or Mycobacterium flavescens.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
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