Hong Kong Med J 2009;15(Suppl 2):S26-9
Rapid detection of food-borne pathogens in clinical specimens, food and environmental samples
JML Ling
Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. PCR and RT-PCR methods for 5-hour and 3-hour detection, respectively, of salmonellae and Vibrio cholerae in stool, food and environmental water samples have been developed.
2. Such methods can be used in routine laboratories for rapid detection of salmonellae and V cholerae and are essential for infection control purposes.