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ID:592 Bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA PCR
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DescriptionBacterial 16S ribosomal DNA PCR uses primers to conserved regions of the 16S ribosomal DNA of bacteria. In between the conserved regions DNA containing variable regions are also amplified. The variable regions are specific for particular species and therefore allow for molecular species identification. Some organisms cannot be identified unequivocally using this method but those instances are rare. 16S identification currently used when monobacterial sterile site infections are suspected (e.g. heart valves from infective endocarditis patients, CSF other than caused by N. meningitidis or S. pneumoniae). This test requires prior discussion with the medical microbiologist.
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IP Acute TAT10 days
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT10 days
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : D Bennett. Last edited on 29/11/2017 12:06:48. Published By K Roberts on 29/11/2016 12:06:48.