Ante- and post-mortem diagnosis of rabies using nucleic acid-amplification tests.

@article{Wacharapluesadee2010AnteAP,
  title={Ante- and post-mortem diagnosis of rabies using nucleic acid-amplification tests.},
  author={Supaporn Wacharapluesadee and Thiravat Hemachudha},
  journal={Expert review of molecular diagnostics},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={207-18}
}
Sensitivity, specificity and short turn-around time nucleic acid-amplification tests (NATs) have been steadily improving. NATs have been employed in the diagnosis of rabies to distinct different strains, as well as to identify new lyssaviruses. NATs have advantages over traditional methods, such as the direct fluorescence antibody test. They can be applied to fluid samples and brain tissue that is substantially decomposed. NATs can be used as an alternative method for confirmation or exclusion… CONTINUE READING