identification of TB (fwd)

Hao Xiao haoxiao at cc.UManitoba.CA
Wed Nov 30 00:18:05 EST 1994

Elizabeth Frost writes:
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> From: efrost1 at (Elizabeth Frost)
> Subject: identification of TB
> Date: 29 Nov 1994 03:49:33 GMT
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> I am interested in the identification of TB.  How many weeks must one
> culture the cells (start with the sputum sample?)  and what concentration
> is best? Does one identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (instead of M.bovis,
> for example) by protein analysis?  Also, how exactly does one determine if
> the TB is drug resistant???
> I am an undergraduate working on a final project.  Any advice would be great!
> Elizabeth Frost

Is there any ELISA method for detection of TB? The reason I ask is I would 
like to develop one if non.

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