J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jun 1. pii: JCM.00419-16. [Epub ahead of print]

PCR serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae from culture-negative specimens: Novel primers to detect serotypes within serogroup-18.

Tanmoy AM1, Saha S2, Darmstadt GL3, Whitney CG4, Saha SK5.

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Six multiplex-compatible PCR-primers were designed to distinguish Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes within serogroup-18 from non/culturable pneumococcal specimen, with no cross-reactivity with other serotypes and respiratory organisms. These primers will aide generate better data on non/vaccine serotypes in invasive and carriage pneumococcal surveillance and contribute in future vaccine formulation and impact studies.

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