Molecular biology in diagnostic microbiology. PCR on Mycobacterium leprae.

@article{Pattyn1992MolecularBI,
  title={Molecular biology in diagnostic microbiology. PCR on Mycobacterium leprae.},
  author={Stefaan R Pattyn},
  journal={Verhandelingen - Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van Belgie},
  year={1992},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={27-43; discussion 43-4}
}
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has already produced several hundreds of papers. Alternative procedures for diagnostic purposes based on nucleic acid detection do exist but have until now found less application. Problems with the PCR are discussed. It is proposed that the diagnostic microbiology laboratory has a section devoted to PCR for the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING