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Quantitative PCR confirms culture as the gold standard for detection of lower airway infection by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis

by Hare KM, Marsh RL, Binks MJ, Grimwood K, Pizzutto SJ, Leach AJ, Chang AB, Smith-Vaughan HC

Journal article
Year 2013
Journal Journal of Microbiological Methods
Volume 92
Issue 3
Page 270–272

Abstract

This study observed correlation between quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and semi-quantitative culture for definition of Haemophilus influenzae infection in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens from 81 Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Data collected supported the continued use of quantitative culture as the gold standard.

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