Aspergillus DNA contamination in blood collection tubes.
Fungal polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic methods are at risk for contamination. Sample collection containers were investigated for fungal DNA contamination using real-time PCR assays. Up to 18% of blood collection tubes were contaminated with fungal DNA, probably Aspergillus fumigatus. Lower proportions of contamination in other vessels were observed.
Harrison, E; Stalhberger, T; Whelan, R; Sugrue, M; Wingard, JR; Alexander, BD; Follett, SA; Bowyer, P; Denning, DW; Aspergillus Technology Consortium (AsTeC),
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