Duplex detection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and medically important non-tuberculosis mycobacteria by real-time PCR based on the rnpB gene
2016 (English)In: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), ISSN 0903-4641, E-ISSN 1600-0463, Vol. 124, no 11, 991-995 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A duplex real-time PCR based on the rnpB gene was developed for Mycobacterium spp. The assay was specific for the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB) and also detected all 19 tested species of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). The assay was evaluated on 404 clinical samples: 290 respiratory samples and 114 from tissue and other nonrespiratory body sites. M. tuberculosis was detected by culture in 40 samples and in 30 samples by the assay. The MTB assay showed a sensitivity similar to Roche Cobas Amplicor MTB-PCR (Roche Molecular Systems, Pleasanton, CA, USA). There were only nine samples with non-tuberculous mycobacteria detected by culture. Six of them were detected by the PCR assay.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 124, no 11, 991-995 p.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, non-tuberculosis mycobacteria, real-time PCR, rnpB
Immunology in the medical area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311199DOI: 10.1111/apm.12598ISI: 000388264900011PubMedID: 27677426OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-311199DiVA: diva2:1059107