SeekTB- A two stage multiplex real-time PCR based method for the differentiation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 05/09/2012

SeekTB is the first description of an internally controlled multiplex real–time PCR diagnostics method for the accurate identification of all eight members of the MTC. This method, designed for use on cultured patient samples, is specific, sensitive and rapid with a turnaround time to results of approximately 1.5 – 3.5 h, depending on which, if any, member of the MTC is present.

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