Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 7th, 2006
According to a study from England, "The accurate laboratory identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an essential element of the diagnosis of gonorrhea and is particularly important for medicolegal cases.
"The detection of proline iminopeptidase (Pip) activity is widely used as a marker for gonococci, although Pip negative N. gonorrhoeae isolates have been shown to generate false negative identifications when using biochemical kits. This study aimed to determine the frequency of Pip negative gonococci in U.K. and...
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