Twenty four hour Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tuberculosis (TB) test developed in India
This article was originally published in Clinica
Scientists at India's National Institute of Immunology have developed an inexpensive, PCR-based test that can detect TB within 24 hours. Ten years' work by a team under Dr Pramod Khandekar has resulted in a technique that costs just Rs 60 (under $2) per patient and can be used to test nearly 200 samples daily, reports the Times of India.
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