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Using a Pan-Viral Microarray Assay (Virochip) to Screen Clinical Samples for Viral Pathogens

DOI :

10.3791/2536-v

13:45 min

April 27th, 2011

April 27th, 2011

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1Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 2Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco

The Virochip is a pan-viral microarray designed to simultaneously detect all known viruses as well as novel viruses on the basis of conserved sequence homology. Here we demonstrate how to run a Virochip assay to analyze clinical samples for the presence of both known and unknown viruses.

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Pan Viral Microarray Assay

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