Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 15297538
J. Clin. Microbiol. 2004 Aug;42(8):3819-22
A new multiplex PCR assay was developed to separate the four major Listeria monocytogenes serovars isolated from food and patients (1/2a, 1/2b, 1/2c, and 4b) into distinct groups. The PCR test, which constitutes a rapid and practical alternative to laborious classical serotyping, was successfully evaluated with 222 Listeria strains.