Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 12th, 2005
According to recent research from the People's Republic Of China, "The protocols of WHO network laboratories facilitated development of rapid diagnosis for SARS coronavirus (CoV) using reverse transcription (RT)-PCR assays.
"However, several reports have shown that conventional and real-time PCR assays were very specific for SARS CoV but lack sensitivity depending on the assay, specimen, and time course of disease."
Investigators evaluated an automatic nucleic acid extraction system and two standardized real-time PCR assays for rapid diagnosis of...
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