Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 23rd, 2008
"We evaluated the usefulness of a polymerase chain reaction restriction analysis (PRA) method based on the rpoB gene for identifying NTM species in a study of 121 smear-positive respiratory specimens with presumed NTM. The PRA method amplified mycobacterial DNA in 72 specimens (60%) and differentiated NTM species correctly In 68 (94%)," wrote S. Kim and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "The...
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