Molecular Detection of Swine Influenza H1N1

- Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, May 21, 2009 -

Researchers at HKU have developed a new RT-PCR assays for the rapid detection of cases of the newly emergent H1N1 virus. This techinque using conventional agarose gel electrophoretic separation for identification of PCR products does not require expensive rapid PCR equipment and could be used in laboratories worldwide. These assays are described in Clinical Chemistry journal.

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