Use of polymerase chain reaction for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis
Cousins, D.V., Wilton, S.D., Francis, B.R. and Gow, B.L. (1992) Use of polymerase chain reaction for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 30 (1). pp. 255-258.
A DNA amplification assay using the polymerase chain reaction technique designed for the rapid identification of Mycobacterium bovis organisms was used to test 211 human mycobacterial isolates and 177 clinical specimens previously submitted for routine mycobacterial culture. The procedures described could be used by routine or specialist laboratories for identification of M. tuberculosis complex organisms in 4 h and/or as a rapid screening method for the direct detection of M. tuberculosis complex organisms in specimens.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Publisher:||American Society for Microbiology|
|Copyright:||1992 American Society for Microbiology|
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