Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 2nd, 2005
According to recent research from the United States and India, "A multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay was developed for the rapid simultaneous detection of category A select bacterial agents (Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis) and parasitic pathogens (Leishmania species) in blood using the Cepheid Smart Cycler platform. B. anthracis (Sterne) and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis were used in the assay for optimization for B. anthracis...
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