Tuberculosis: pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis.

J. G. Ford, C. P. Felton

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Emerging molecular biologic technologies hold the promise of more rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis and more definitive epidemiologic linkages of cases of TB. In addition to reviewing the pathogenesis of tuberculosis, this chapter covers a variety of methods for the rapid detection of the disease, including the acid-fast smear, conventional culture, the BACTEC system, immunodiagnostic methods, and DNA-based techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-574
Number of pages14
JournalOccupational medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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