Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis

@inproceedings{Babady2012ClinicalLD,
  title={Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis},
  author={N Esther Babady and Nancy L. Wengenack},
  year={2012}
}
This chapter highlights current state-of-the-art methods for the detection and identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) complex in the clinical diagnostic laboratory. Methods discussed include stain and culture which traditionally would have been followed by phenotypic-based identification methods. At this point in time however, molecular methods are considered the gold standard for both the rapid detection of Mtb directly from patient specimens as well as for the identification of… CONTINUE READING

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