Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis of urinary tract tuberculosis

@article{Vollenhoven1996PolymeraseCR,
  title={Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis of urinary tract tuberculosis},
  author={Pieter van Vollenhoven and C. F. Heyns and P. de Beer and Pb Whitaker and Paul van Helden and Thomas Calldo Victor},
  journal={Urological Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={24},
  pages={107-111}
}
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that can be used to amplify a specific DNA genomic sequence, whereby the presence of an extremely small number of bacteria can be detected. The high sensitivity of PCR is particularly useful in paucibacillary situations such as non-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). The aims of the present study were to establish a PCR assay for the rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) in urine, to compare the sensitivity of PCR with routine culture… CONTINUE READING

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