Laboratory investigations for the detection of tuberculosis from clinical specimens.


Balaji, S.; Uma Devi, K.R.


Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics; 2014; 16; 335-337.   


Abstract: The occurrence and transmission of tuberculosis is a major concern worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis followed by appropriate therapy without delay is absolutely essential to cut down the transmission and spread of the disease. This review briefly summarizes the various laboratory techniques that are available for identification and diagnosis of tuberculosis during the past and the present.


Keywords: M. tuberculosis; rapid diagnosis; smear microscopy; culture methods; genotypic methods





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