Point-of-care nucleic acid testing for infectious diseases.

  title={Point-of-care nucleic acid testing for infectious diseases.},
  author={Angelika Niemz and Tanya M. Ferguson and David S Boyle},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  volume={29 5},
Nucleic acid testing for infectious diseases at the point of care is beginning to enter clinical practice in developed and developing countries; especially for applications requiring fast turnaround times, and in settings where a centralized laboratory approach faces limitations. Current systems for clinical diagnostic applications are mainly PCR-based, can only be used in hospitals, and are still relatively complex and expensive. Integrating sample preparation with nucleic acid amplification… CONTINUE READING
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