Case report: Identification of intra-laboratory blood culture contamination with Staphylococcus aureus by whole genome sequencing
Papanicolas, Lito E
Leong, Lex E X
Wesselingh, Steven L
Rogers, Geraint B
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Staphylococcus aureus in blood cultures is rarely considered a contaminant. We report a case of intra-laboratory contamination between blood culture bottles which was confirmed by whole genome sequencing, highlighting the importance of molecular analysis in the clinical laboratory setting.
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