About the Authors

Sveinung Wergeland Sørbye

sveinung.sorbye@unn.no

Affiliations Department of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Silje Fismen

Affiliation Department of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Tore Jarl Gutteberg

Affiliations Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Elin Synnøve Mortensen

Affiliations Department of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Finn Egil Skjeldestad

Affiliation Institute of Clinical Medicine, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SWS SF TJG ESM FES. Performed the experiments: SWS SF TJG ESM FES. Analyzed the data: SWS FES. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SWS SF TJG ESM. Wrote the paper: SWS FES.