What is the role of PCR in the diagnosis of Shigella infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Rapid techniques: With rapid techniques, gene probes or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers are directed toward virulence genes (invasion plasmid locus).


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