Mycobacterial load assay

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Tuberculosis is a difficult disease to treat, a process made more harder as tools to monitor treatment response only provide a result long after the patient has provided a sample. The mycobacterial load assay (MBLA) provides a simple molecular test to quantify and determine the viability of M. tuberculosis in human or other samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagnostic Bacteriology
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsKimberley A. Bishop-Lilly
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherHumana Press/Springer
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781493970377
ISBN (Print)9781493970353
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • Mycobacterial load assay (MBLA)
  • Sputum
  • Ribosomal RNA (rRNA)
  • Reverse transcriptase real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR)


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