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Mycobacterial load assay

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Tuberculosis is a difficult disease to treat, a process made more harder as tools to monitor treatment response only provide a result long after the patient has provided a sample. The mycobacterial load assay (MBLA) provides a simple molecular test to quantify and determine the viability of M. tuberculosis in human or other samples.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagnostic Bacteriology
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsKimberley A. Bishop-Lilly
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherHumana Press/Springer
Pages89-105
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781493970377
ISBN (Print)9781493970353
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StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume1616
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

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  • Mycobacterial load assay (MBLA), Sputum, Ribosomal RNA (rRNA), Reverse transcriptase real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)

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