Extraction of MS2 phage RNA from upper respiratory tract specimens by use of flat glass devices.

@article{Nanassy2011ExtractionOM,
  title={Extraction of MS2 phage RNA from upper respiratory tract specimens by use of flat glass devices.},
  author={Oliver Z Nanassy and Paul Haydock and Nicola Koren Beck and Lynn M. Barker and Perry Hargrave and Daniel Gestwick and Wesley C Lindsey and Michael W. Reed and John Scott Meschke},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={1010-6}
}
The isolation of pure nucleic acids from clinical samples is a crucial step in the molecular diagnosis of viral infections by nucleic acid testing (NAT). In this study, novel flat glass devices (cards) were demonstrated to support the rapid and efficient extraction of nucleic acids from upper respiratory tract specimens (nasal washes and swabs). The performance of the nucleic acid extraction cards was directly compared to an existing standardized and automated platform for viral extraction from… CONTINUE READING