Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011
Easy Diagnosis of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
|Gene or serotype||Serial dilutions correctly detected, CFU equivalent/PCR†
|Fresh blood||Dried blood spot|
*Serial dilutions (10–1,000 CFU equivalent/PCR) of 15 pneumococcus cultures mixed with 15 negative-control blood samples were analyzed. Boldface indicates results that differ from others.
†10 CFU equivalent/PCR = 1,000 CFU equivalents/mL blood.
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