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J. Clin. Microbiol. 2000 Feb;38(2):855-7
A nonculture PCR-based method to characterize Neisseria meningitidis was used to test 225 clinical specimens. PCR correctly identified and predicted the serogroups of N. meningitidis of culture-proven meningococcal diseases and confirmed this diagnosis in 35% of suspected samples. This approach could be useful when culture fails to isolate N. meningitidis.