Subtyping of Clostridium difficile is crucial for outbreak investigations. An extended multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (eMLVA) of 14 variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) loci was validated in multiplex format compatible with a routine typing laboratory and showed excellent concordance with tandem repeat sequence typing (TRST) and high discriminatory power.
|Journal||Journal of Microbiological Methods|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2015|
- Clostridium difficile
- Molecular subtyping
- Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis
- Tandem repeat sequence typing