Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by polymerase chain reaction in 301 biological samples--a comparative study.


A repetitive target sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a total of 301 clinical samples. Sputum, blood, pleural fluid, and bronchial lavage specimen were taken from clinically suspected causes of tuberculosis and processed for the diagnosis of tuberculosis using a simplified procedure of DNA… (More)


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