Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 26th, 1996
The technique was developed by researcher Erik Avaniss-Aghajani and colleagues at the University of California ("Molecular Technique for Rapid Identification of Mycobacteria," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, January 1996;34(1):98-102).
"The diagnosis of mycobacterial infection currently relies on the ability to grow these organisms in the laboratory and their identification either by biochemical tests or by specific nucleic acid probes," Avaniss-Aghajani et al. wrote. "Due to the long generation...
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