PCR diagnosis of infectious diseases

Authors: Tomáš Freiberger
Authors‘ workplace: Centrum kardiovaskulární a transplantační chirurgie, Brno
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2017; 63(7-8): 472-474
Category: Reviews


The practices based on microbe cultivation are the corner stone of laboratory diagnostics of infectious diseases etiology. However, cultivation-independent molecular methods for microorganism detection are increasingly being used in a routine clinical setting as an important complement to the conventional procedures and, in some cases, they have already become the golden diagnostic standard. The PCR-based methods are used the most frequently.

Key words:
molecular genetic detection of microorganisms – polymerase chain reaction (PCR)


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