Interpreting and reporting molecular diagnostic tests

Ranjini Valiathan, Deshratn Asthana

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Today, molecular methods have become an essential part of the clinical microbiology laboratory, particularly for the detection and characterization of viral infections and for the diagnosis of diseases due to fastidious bacteria. The advantages of rapid turn-around time and high sensitivity and specifi city are appealing. With the introduction of automation for DNA or RNA extraction followed by real-time PCR, molecular laboratories have become more effi cient and cost-effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH and Co. KG
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783110278835
StatePublished - May 29 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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