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? 
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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