Molecular techniques in mycobacterial detection.

  title={Molecular techniques in mycobacterial detection.},
  author={Gail L. Woods},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={125 1},
  • Gail L. Woods
  • Published 2001 in Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical utility of the commercial nucleic acid amplification (NAA) tests (ie, Amplified Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Direct Test, Gen-Probe, Inc and AMPLICOR Mycobacterium tuberculosis Test, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc) for direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. DATA SOURCES Review of the English-language literature. CONCLUSIONS The performance of both NAA tests is excellent (sensitivity, > or = 95%; specificity, 100%) when testing respiratory… CONTINUE READING


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