Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA

  • Measures levels of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in tissue specimens from Mtb-infected or Mtb/SIV co-infected macaques. 
  • Performs quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in specimens from nonhuman primates. 

Acceptance criteria: 

  • Frozen specimens should be prepared and provided according to mandatory specimen preparation, labelling, and shipment instructions. 

Includes sufficient basic consultation with a subject matter expert. 

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Jeffrey Lifson Director, AIDS and Cancer Virus Program