Detection of group a streptococcal pharyngitis by quantitative PCR
Eileen M Dunne, Julia L Marshall, Ciara A Baker, Jayne Manning, Gena Gonis, Margaret H Danchin, Pierre R Smeesters, Catherine Satzke, Andrew C Steer
BMC Infectious Diseases | BMC | Published : 2013
This work was supported by funding from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Quidel Corporation, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Julia Marshall received funding from the Australian General Practice Education and Training Limited. We thank all study participants and the medical staff from the Royal Children's Hospital Emergency Department, Whittlesea Family Medical Centre, Childs Road Medical Centre Mill Park, and the Nepean Family Medical Centre. We thank Leisha Richardson, Rebecca Towers and Peter Fagan for providing details of the speB qPCR assay that was developed at Menzies School of Health Research. We acknowledge Melisa Gauci, Abdullateef Alshehri, and Anna Phillips for assistance with laboratory work, and Jacqui Williams for patient recruitment.