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Use of LIPA Mycobacteria (Innogenetics) to identify mycobacteria in a routine laboratory
Fauville-Dufaux, Maryse; Hayette, Marie-Pierre; Vanfleteren, B. et al.
1999Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (39th ICAAC).


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Keywords :
Mycobacteria; Lipa; identification; Hybridization; Gen-probe; Bactec
Abstract :
[en] The test consists in the PCR amplification of the DNA region coding for the 16S~23S rRNA space! of Mycobacterium species followed by the hybridization and the stringent wash of the amplified product with species specific probes immobilized on a strip. Thirteen different probes are placed on the strip enabling the specific identification of the most frequent mycobacterial strains isolated in clinical samples. One hundred twenty strains isolated from clinical specimens on Lowenstein-Jensen medium were included in the evaluation study. Lipa. identification of all the 120 strains was in agreement with identification obtained by other methods like classical bacteriological tests) Gen Probe hybridization tests, species specific PCRs. PeR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis ofthe fup65 gene (PRA) and, in some cases, DNA sequencing of an amplified fragment ofthe 168 rRNA gene. On the other hand, 35 early growing Bactec cultures from clinical specimens, taken at a GI as low as 9, were analysed by Lips Mycobacteria. 69 % ofthem could be identified on the aliquot taken when the GI was between 9 to 50. The remaining cultures could be identified on an aliquot ofBaetec mediwn taken one or 2 days later. In comparison to the other identification methods. Lipa Mycobacteria gives results by far faster than bacteriological tests and is easier to perfonn than PRA and DNA sequencing. It takes longer to perform than the Gen Probe hybridization test (lh30 PeR plus 3h30 hybridizationwashing procedure versus 2h for the Gen Probe test), but it allows, in the same procedure, identification of 9 different mycobacterial species though Gen Probe hyridiution only identifies 1 or maximum 2 species. Lipa Mycobacteria is also usable on early growing Bactec cultures.
Disciplines :
Immunology & infectious disease
Laboratory medicine & medical technology
Author, co-author :
Fauville-Dufaux, Maryse;  Institut Pasteur (Bruxelles) > Laboratoire de référence pour la tuberculose et les mycobactéries
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Microbiologie médicale
Vanfleteren, B.;  Institut Pasteur (Bruxelles) > Tuberculose et mycobactéries
De Mol, Patrick ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Microbiologie médicale et virologie médicale
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Title :
Use of LIPA Mycobacteria (Innogenetics) to identify mycobacteria in a routine laboratory
Alternative titles :
[en] Utilisation du kit Lipa Mycobacteria pour l'identification des mycobactéries
Publication date :
September 1999
Event name :
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (39th ICAAC).
Event organizer :
American society for microbiology
Event place :
San Francisco, United States - California
Event date :
26-29 septembre 1999
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