Detection of prosthetic joint infection by use of PCR-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry applied to synovial fluid

Dante P. Melendez, James R. Uhl, Kerryl E. Greenwood-Quaintance, Arlen D. Hanssen, Rangarajan Sampath, Robin Patel

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Abstract

PCR coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry applied to synovial fluid specimens had an 81% sensitivity and a 95% specificity for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2202-2205
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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