Aspergillus DNA contamination in blood collection tubes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrison, E; Stalhberger, T; Whelan, R; Sugrue, M; Wingard, JR; Alexander, BD; Follett, SA; Bowyer, P; Denning, DW; Aspergillus Technology Consortium (AsTeC),

Published Date

  • August 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 392 - 394

PubMed ID

  • 20638611

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2907359

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.02.028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States