Evaluation of the Idaho Technology LightCycler PCR for the direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respiratory specimens.

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SETTING The rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) in clinical samples is an important goal. The LightCycler heralds an advance in thermal cycle technology combining rapid cycle DNA amplification with fluorimetry, eliminating the need to perform amplification and product analysis separately. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the LightCycler for direct… (More)

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@article{Heginbothom2003EvaluationOT, title={Evaluation of the Idaho Technology LightCycler PCR for the direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respiratory specimens.}, author={Margaret L Heginbothom and John T Magee and Philip Flanagan}, journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease}, year={2003}, volume={7 1}, pages={78-83} }