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From: Enrichment of bacteria samples by centrifugation improves the diagnosis of orthopaedics-related infections via real-time PCR amplification of the bacterial methicillin-resistance gene

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M-PCR improved detection of the mecA gene in vitro. To compare the detection sensitivity of the M-PCR method with the conventional real-time PCR method, we created a dilution series using cultured MRSA (×1:1 time; ×10:10 times; ×100:100 times). DNA was purified by conventional methods (A) or following centrifugation (B: M-PCR). Centrifugation promoted more rapid arrival at the threshold cycle (Fluorescence: 0.56). A comparative Ct (ΔCt) analysis was performed to examine fold changes of the mecA gene. The experiment was performed in triplicate with similar results.

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