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Download our new Bulletin #101: Why 16S sequencing is so useful

Nyhet   •   des 19, 2011 15:54 CET

In this bulletin we highlight Why, When & How to use direct amplification of the 16S rRNA gene for bacterial identification. Broad-range amplification of the bacterial 16S gene directly from clinical samples followed by sequencing is particularly valuable when:

  • A patient has received antibiotics prior to specimen collection
  • A clinician has a high index of suspicion for an infection caused by atypical or anaerobic bacteria
  • The infection may be caused by multiple bacteria

The bulletin highlights general considerations and can serve as information material for clinicians.

Useful references display the utility of direct detection.