16S rRNA gene sequencing in routine identification of anaerobic bacteria isolated from blood cultures

Ulrik Stenz Justesen, Marianne Nielsine Skov, Elisa Knudsen, Hanne Marie Holt, Per Søgaard, Tage Justesen

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A comparison between conventional identification and 16S rRNA gene sequencing of anaerobic bacteria isolated from blood cultures in a routine setting was performed (n = 127). With sequencing, 89% were identified to the species level, versus 52% with conventional identification. The times for identification were 1.5 days and 2.8 days, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)946-8
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1. Mar 2010


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