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Evaluation of a multiplex OnSpot Primer-Extension PCR assay in the diagnosis of sepsis
- Knabl, Ludwig, Mutschlechner, Wolfgang, Orth-Höller, Dorothea
- Journal of microbiological methods 2016 v.120 pp. 91-93
- DNA, blood, pathogens, polymerase chain reaction, sepsis (infection)
- For evaluation of the Anagnostics Pathogens DNA xA (PxA) assay in the diagnosis of sepsis 58 blood specimens were tested in comparison with the LightCycler SeptiFast assay and blood culture as gold standard. The PxA assay had a lower sensitivity (0.63 vs. 0.8), but higher specificity (0.83 vs. 0.67) than SeptiFast.