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Volume 8, Number 10—October 2002


Evaluation and Validation of a Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Rapid Identification of Bacillus anthracis Supplement

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Table 2

Laboratory methods used for confirmation of seven cutaneous anthrax casesa,b

Patient no. Laboratory confirmation
Chest biopsy IHC, serology
Arm biopsy IHC and PCR, serology
Arm biopsy IHC, serum PCR
Face biopsy IHC, serology
Blood culture
Forehead biopsy IHC and PCR
7 Face biopsy culture

aAll initial isolation of Bacillus anthracis from clinical specimens took place at the local health facility where the patients were treated.
bIHC, immunohistochemical stain; PCR, polymerase chain reaction.

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