Received: 4 March 2021
Accepted: 7 October 2021
First Online: 23 October 2021
: The samples used for the present analyses were collected during routine diagnostics and infection prevention and control investigations. All procedures were carried out according to guidelines and regulations of UMCG concerning the use of patient materials for the validation of clinical methods, which are in compliance with the guidelines of the Federation of Dutch Medical Scientific Societies (FDMSS). Every patient entering the UMCG is informed that samples taken may be used for research and publication purposes, unless they indicate that they do not agree to it. This protocol has been approved by the Medical Ethical Committee of the UMCG and registered under the project number 201900812. Written informed consent was obtained from all individuals or their guardians prior to study participation. All samples were used after performing and completing a conventional microbiological diagnosis and were coded to protect patients’ confidentiality. All experiments were performed in accordance with the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and the institutional regulations.
: Not applicable.
: JR is currently employed by IDbyDNA Inc. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.