Diagnosis of varicella-zoster virus infections in the clinical laboratory by LightCycler PCR.

@article{Espy2000DiagnosisOV,
  title={Diagnosis of varicella-zoster virus infections in the clinical laboratory by LightCycler PCR.},
  author={Mark J. Espy and R Teo and T K Ross and K A Svien and A D Wold and James R. Uhl and Thomas F. Smith},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={3187-9}
}
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes vesicular dermal lesions which are clinically evident as varicella (primary infection) or zoster (reactivated) diseases. The LightCycler system (Roche Molecular Biochemicals) is a newly developed commercially available system designed to rapidly perform PCR with real-time detection of PCR products using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer. We compared the detection of VZV from dermal specimens by shell vial cell culture (MRC-5) and by LightCycler PCR. Of… CONTINUE READING

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