A questionnaire-based survey was performed to accumulate data on methodologies used in microbiology laboratories involved in epidemiological typing. Genotyping by PFGE and MLST are currently clearly preferred over phenotyping. The overall wish is to increase the activities by over 20% and additional resources would be used to invest in real-time typing.

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Keywords Cost aspects, Epidemiology, Europe, Microorganisms, Preferences, Questionnaire, Typing
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2006.12.010, hdl.handle.net/1765/35821
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Maquelin, K, Cookson, B, Tassios, P.T, & van Belkum, A.F. (2007). Current Trends in the Epidemiological typing of clinically relevant microbes in Europe. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 69(1), 222–226. doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2006.12.010