Bacterial meningitis pathogens identified in clinical samples using a SERS DNA detection assay

Kirsten Gracie, Diane Lindsay, Duncan Graham, Karen Faulds

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This communication reports the first demonstration of the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis bacterial DNA extracted from anonymous patient CSF samples and assesses the applicability of a previously developed SERS based DNA detection assay as a platform for the detection of multiple meningitis pathogens from clinical samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1269-1272
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical Methods
Issue number4
Early online date28 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • streptococcus pneumoniae
  • neisseria meningitidis
  • bacterial DNA
  • meningitis pathogens

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