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PCR of blood

Antje Haase antje at MENZIES.SU.EDU.AU
Tue Aug 22 02:15:03 EST 1995

Hi everybody,

we are trying to detect small numbers of bacteria in blood samples. After
having tried a number of methods described in the literature we are not quite
happy with the sensitivity. The number of bacteria is far too small to just
spin them put and DNA extraction doesn't feel like the way to go either for
the same reason. We have tried various membraneswithout success. 

Does anyone have experience with this problem? Any help or suggestions are
greatly appreciated

thanks in advance


Antje Haase
Menzies School of  Health Research
email: antje at menzies.su.edu.au

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