Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 2nd, 2003
In a recent study from China, "polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PRA) of the hsp65 gene was used for the routine identification of mycobacteria in a high throughput clinical laboratory."
"A total of 2,036 clinical isolates were tested by PRA in conjunction with other methods," according to D.A. Wong and coauthors at the Hong Kong Department of Health.
"The PRA identification of M. tuberculosis complex was 100% sensitive and specific, and...
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