Identification of Histoplasma capsulatum from culture extracts by real-time PCR.


Journal Article

We designed and tested a real-time LightCycler PCR assay for Histoplasma capsulatum that correctly identified the 34 H. capsulatum isolates in a battery of 107 fungal isolates tested and also detected H. capsulatum in clinical specimens from three patients that were culture positive for this organism.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Martagon-Villamil, J; Shrestha, N; Sholtis, M; Isada, CM; Hall, GS; Bryne, T; Lodge, BA; Reller, LB; Procop, GW

Published Date

  • March 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1295 - 1298

PubMed ID

  • 12624071

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12624071

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/jcm.41.3.1295-1298.2003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States