Researchers tout use of Raman spectroscopy in detecting superbugs

10/27/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Raman spectroscopy can be used to identify bacteria and evaluate drug resistance, researchers reported at the American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. The method uses near-infrared light to detect the molecular spectral pattern of the bacteria in blood, urine or sputum samples. "Raman spectroscopy can detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with 96% sensitivity, and vancomycin susceptibility in an S aureus sample with 100% sensitivity," said lead author Dr. Amy Spencer.

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