Multicenter evaluation of a Candida albicans peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization probe for characterization of yeast isolates from blood cultures.

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Journal Article

We evaluated aliquots from 244 clinical blood culture bottles that demonstrated yeasts on Gram stain using a Candida albicans peptide nucleic acid (PNA) fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) probe. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of the C. albicans PNA FISH test in this study were 99%, 100%, 100%, and 99.3%, respectively.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, DA; Joyce, MJ; Hall, LS; Reller, LB; Roberts, GD; Hall, GS; Alexander, BD; Procop, GW

Published Date

  • June 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2909 - 2912

PubMed ID

  • 15956416

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15956416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.43.6.2909-2912.2005

Language

  • eng