Detection and monitoring of virus infections by real-time PCR.

@article{Watzinger2006DetectionAM,
  title={Detection and monitoring of virus infections by real-time PCR.},
  author={Franz Watzinger and Karin Ebner and Thomas Lion},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 2-3},
  pages={254-98}
}
The employment of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques for virus detection and quantification offers the advantages of high sensitivity and reproducibility, combined with an extremely broad dynamic range. A number of qualitative and quantitative PCR virus assays have been described, but commercial PCR kits are available for quantitative analysis of a limited number of clinically important viruses only. In addition to permitting the assessment of viral load at a given time point… CONTINUE READING

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