Rapid diagnostic testing for mycobacterial infections.

  title={Rapid diagnostic testing for mycobacterial infections.},
  author={Nabin K Shrestha},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={2 4},
Tests based on nucleic acid amplification can rapidly detect mycobacteria in clinical samples. These appear to be promising and may change how mycobacterial diseases are diagnosed in the future. Utilization of nucleic acid hybridization and DNA sequencing has enabled the identification of mycobacteria to the species level and detection of mutations… CONTINUE READING