Monday, 13 May 2013

Matrix-targeted real-time PCR for H7N9.

A belated congratulations to my fellow Group Leader here at the Qpid lab, A.Prof David Whiley on the implementation and media coverage of his sensitive real-time RT-PCR to detect H7N9 for implementation by Pathology Queensland's microbiology laboratory. 

It targets the matrix gene segment, which as far as we know, is unique among the H7N9 assays in use to date.