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Detection of VRE: vanA and vanB Genes by PCR

Merlino, J., Kay, I.D., Coombs, G. and Palladino, S. (2010) Detection of VRE: vanA and vanB Genes by PCR. In: Schuller, M., Sloots, T.P., James, G.S., Halliday, C.L. and Carter, I.W.J., (eds.) PCR for Clinical Microbiology: An Australian and International Perspective. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 415-421.

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In clinical laboratories the phenotypic detection of low-level vancomycin resistance in enterococci is problematic. Rapid detection of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), in particular those that carry the vanA or vanB genes, may minimize transmission within a hospital and therefore reduce the risk of colonization and infection.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
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