'Real-time' PCR-based detection of Coxiella burnetii using conventional techniques.

Abstract

The diagnosis of Q fever (Coxiella burnetii infection) relies primarily on the serological detection of specific antibodies. Recently, PCR-based methods have been introduced in diagnostic laboratories. Unfortunately, the fastest and most reliable 'real-time' detection method, which employs the 'online' detection of target nucleotide sequences while the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2011.00900.x

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