RNA Probes

Cole Owen cowen at electriciti.com
Mon Jun 29 10:45:31 EST 1998


snip . . .from Howie Rose:
>Has anybody had experience of using RNA probes for the detection of
pathogenic bacteria without an amplification system? 
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Isn't that the basis of the initial (and currently available) GenProbe
manufactured commercial "DNA" probe tests - going for RNA of the subject
pathogens rather than DNA?  Their combination GC/Chlamydia test has been
well accepted in clinical lab settings, along with other probe-based assays
that they make using a similar "RNA" test principle, I believe.  No
amplification is used other than the "natural" application for those
assays.  (They do have an amplifications system, but amplification is not
utilized for the subject assays.)

Cole Owen


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