Recent advances in the rapid diagnosis of respiratory tract infection

  • Myint S
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Abstract

Molecular techniques have enabled major advances in the speed and sensitivity of the laboratory diagnosis of respiratory infections. Although the polymerase chain reaction is the most commonly used, there are several other methods available, which have applicability across the range of microbial pathogens.

Author-supplied keywords

  • DNA amplification
  • arbitrary primers
  • gene
  • identification
  • invitro amplification
  • mycobacterium-tuberculosis
  • polymerase chain-reaction
  • rna
  • sputum
  • virus

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