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New Microbiol. 2008 Jan;31(1):147-50.

Evaluation of the GenoCard as a tool for transport and storage of samples for tuberculosis molecular drug susceptibility testing.

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Emerging Bacterial Pathogens, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy.


Early identification and monitoring of the spread of resistant M. tuberculosis strains is essential to control tuberculosis. The paper-based transport device GenoCard enables the safe shipment of inactivated biological material and strains to be used for molecular detection of drug resistance.

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