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A Tuberculosis Molecular Bacterial Load Assay (TB-MBLA)

DOI :

10.3791/60460-v

10:41 min

April 30th, 2020

April 30th, 2020

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1Division of Infection and Global Health, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, 2National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)-Mbeya Medical Research Centre, 3Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS), Ministério da Saúde, 4Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

We describe a tuberculosis molecular bacterial load assay test performed after heat inactivation of sputum. Heat inactivation renders sputum samples noninfectious and obviates the need for containment level 3 laboratories for tuberculosis molecular tests.

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