A Comparative Evaluation of the Diagenode Multiplex PCR Kit on the BDMAX versus a Routine In-house Assay Used to Detect Bordetella pertussis.

This study looked at 128 nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and 162 throat swabs (TS) tested with the Diagenode multiplex on the BDMAX versus our in-house Bordetella pertussis PCR. Sensitivity and specificity were 97.3% and 100% for NPA and 88.3% and 98% for TS. There were 42.1% of positive NPAs co-infected with respiratory viruses.

 

Authors:Kenicer J1Hardie AHamilton FGadsby NTempleton K.

Journal:J Clin Microbiol. 2014

Link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24789178