Gel electrophoresis, Southern Blot, and colorimetric microwell plate-based system

Jie He, Michael J. Loeffelholz, Jiang Fan

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Infectious disease-related illnesses are a significant threat to human health resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality, worldwide. Timely and accurate diagnostic tools are critical for patient treatment decisions and disease outcomes. Molecular diagnostics are revolutionizing the clinical practice of infectious disease. The various formats of nucleic acid amplification are the most frequently used molecular tests in the diagnosis of infectious diseases due to its exquisite sensitivity and specificity. Gel electrophoresis and Southern hybridization are two basic technologies that are used to display the specific amplification of targeted gene and are still used in the laboratories for diagnosis because it is such a powerful technique, and yet reasonably easy and inexpensive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Techniques in Diagnostic Microbiology
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461439707
ISBN (Print)1461439698, 9781461439691
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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