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Methods for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria: past, present, and future

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In order to retard the rate of development of antibacterial resistance, the causative agent must be identified as rapidly as possible, so that directed patient treatment and/or contact precautions can be initiated. This review highlights the challenges associated with the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria, by providing an introduction to the techniques currently used, as well as newer techniques that are in development. Focusing on the chemical basis for these techniques, the review also provides a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages.

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The article was received on 23 Sep 2016 and first published on 23 Jun 2017


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00693K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, Advance Article
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    Methods for the detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria: past, present, and future

    L. Váradi, J. L. Luo, D. E. Hibbs, J. D. Perry, R. J. Anderson, S. Orenga and P. W. Groundwater, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00693K

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