Staph species PCR testing, anyone?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Stillkicking, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Stillkicking

    Stillkicking New Member

    If anyone has any knowledge of a clinical lab which does PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing for staphylococcus species, please let me know.

    Although many research and hospital labs are using PCR techniques to identify Staphylococcus infections, people who are not acutely ill or in a research study are left with no where to turn. Current clinical laboratories culture techniques leave much to be desired and often can not grow pathogenic bacteria especially if it is slow-growing. One way around this may be to use PCR testing.