Clinical diagnostic value of the PCR assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

@article{Fusegawa1996ClinicalDV,
  title={Clinical diagnostic value of the PCR assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis},
  author={Hisae Fusegawa and Hayato Miyachi and Yasuhiko Ando},
  journal={Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={307-13}
}
To evaluate the clinical diagnostic value of the PCR assay for detection of M. tuberculosis, a total of 758 samples from 387 patients were assayed by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the IS6110 gene as a target, and the results of the PCR assay were compared with those obtained by conventional culture. The patient's profiles such as clinical situation that required prompt differential diagnosis by the PCR assay, underlying disease and final diagnosis were analyzed. The PCR assay lead… CONTINUE READING

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