Search Tag: TB

Lab Management

New DNA Sequencing Method to Diagnose TB

2014 25 Sep

Researchers have developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum to detect and characterise the bacteria that cause TB. The new method eliminates the need for culturing bacteria in the laboratory, a time-consuming process. The new technique is referred to as metagenomics,... Read more

IT Management

'Genetic Barcode' for Identifying TB Strains

2014 08 Sep

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK have developed a 'genetic barcode' for easy identification of the different types of tuberculosis (TB), according to a Medical News Today report. "There is increasing interest in new technologies that can assist those treating tuberculosis patients," said lead author Dr.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Use of Rapid Molecular Assays for Diagnosing Tuberculosis and Detecting Drug Resistance

2013 10 Jul

The use of rapid molecular assays has diagnostic value in tuberculosis (TB) identification and detection of drug resistance, although there is not enough evidence to recommend these tools in all populations and situations and they should not replace standard diagnostic methods. The conclusion is part of an expert opinion prepared by the European Reference... Read more