Shared primer PCR combined with hybridisation for the detection of Bordetella Pertussis and B. Parapertussis

Farrell, David John; Daggard, Grant Edward; Mukkur, Trilochan Kanwaljit Singh (2001) Shared primer PCR combined with hybridisation for the detection of Bordetella Pertussis and B. Parapertussis. .

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A method of detecting Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis infection is provided. The method includes amplification of a Bordetella porin gene fragment from a sample such as a human nasopharyngeal aspirate using a Bordetella-specific primer, a Bordetella pertussis-specific primer and a Bordetella parapertussis-specific primer. The presence of the Bordetella gene fragment is then detected by hybridization to a Bordetella-specific probe. If positive, hybridization to a Bordetella pertussis-specific probe and/or a Bordetella parapertussis-specific probe is used to determine whether the porin gene fragment is indicative of Bordetella pertussis and/or Bordetella parapertussis infection. The method of the invention is designed so that errors introduced by amplification are minimized by generating amplification products of similar size and by incorporating amplification of a reference nucleic acid as an internal control.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 16:19
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: whooping cough; diagnosis
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1004 Medical Biotechnology > 100402 Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110203 Respiratory Diseases
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920115 Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)

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