Robert Luo

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  • Molecular Approaches and Biomarkers for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clinics in laboratory medicine Luo, R. F., Banaei, N. 2013; 33 (3): 553-566

    Abstract:

    Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a public health emergency, compounded by the lack of adequate diagnostic testing in many regions of the world. New advances in the molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including faster and simpler nucleic acid amplification tests, have resulted in rapid and cost-effective methods to diagnose TB and test for drug resistance. Ongoing research on biomarkers for TB infection may lead to new tests for blood, urine, breath, and sputum. Sustained investment in the development and dissemination of diagnostic tests for TB is critical for increasing TB case finding, placing patients on appropriate treatment, and reducing transmission.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cll.2013.03.012

    View details for PubMedID 23931838

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