Respiratory samples were processed at the Lankenau Medical Center Microbiology Laboratory by use of standard methods, including a commercial hybridization assay (AccuProbe
; Hologic, Inc., http://www.hologic.ca).
(10) Upon growth, mycobacteria were identified as MTBC using a DNA probe (Accuprobe
, GEN-PROBE, San Diego, CA).
Use of Gen-Probe Accuprobe
Group B Streptococcus test to detect group B streptococci in broth cultures of Vaginal-Anorectal specimens from pregnant women: Comparison with traditional culture method.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex culture identification test.
Strains that were susceptible to optochin but which failed to serotype using the Quellung assay were assayed further using AccuProbe
Streptococcus pneumoniae culture identification test, Gen-Probe, San Diego, CA, to confirm the species identification.
Assay to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from culture; Genprobe Accuprobe
#2860 or equivalent
These include subculture of the mold to a Brain Heart Infusion at 37[degrees]C, or use of the AccuProbe
Starting in 1996 the AccuProbe
assay (Gen-Probe Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) was used, allowing for the differentiation between M.
Direct identification of gram-positive cocci from routine blood cultures by using AccuProbe
Evaluation of the BACTEC MGIT 960 and the MB/BacT systems for recovery of Mycobacteria from clinical specimens and for species identification by DNA AccuProbe
. J Clin Microbiol 2000; 38 : 398-401.
Mycobacteria were identified by the AccuProbe
rapid nucleic acid hybridization assay (GenProbe, San Diego, CA, USA) previously reported.
Also displaying Accuprobe
, a small, inexpensive gamma backscatter thickness gauge; Minitrack single-sided sensor with XRB laser thickness sensor; and FG 710 gauge running on Accutrak.