Identification of fungal pathogens from clinical specimens using multi-locus PCR coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

Chi Jung Wu, Ya Ping Chen, Hsuan Chen Wang, Ih Jen Su, Wen Chien Ko, Jiann Shiuh Chen, Chao Neng Cheng, Nan Yao Lee, H. Sunny Sun, Chia Yu Chi, Tsai Yun Chen

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Abstract

Polymerase chain reaction coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) was successfully used to identify a variety of fungi, including mixed fungal species, from 10 of 12 clinical specimens (10 culture-negative) of biopsy tissues or body fluids from patients with fungal infections. The application of PCR/ESI-MS for identifying fungal pathogens is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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