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The effects of culture independent diagnostic testing on the diagnosis and reporting of enteric bacterial pathogens in Queensland, 2010 to 2014

May, Fiona; Stafford, Russell; Carroll, Heidi; Robson, Jenny; Vohra, Renu; Nimmo, Graeme R; Bates, John; Kirk, Martyn; Fearnley, Emily; Polkinghorne, Ben


Changes in diagnostic laboratory testing procedures can impact on the number of cases notified and the public health surveillance of enteric pathogens. Culture independent diagnostic testing using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was introduced for the rapid detection of bacterial enteric pathogens in pathology laboratories in Queensland, Australia, from late 2013 onwards. We conducted a retrospective descriptive study using laboratory data to assess the impact of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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