Blood Transcriptomic Diagnosis of Active TB with Five Genes
Poster Sep 20, 2016
JK Roe1*, N Thomas1, E Gil1, K Best1, E Tsaliki1, S Morris-Jones2, S Stafford1, N Simpson1, KD Witt3, B Chain1, R Miller4, A Martineau3, M Noursadeghi1
Confirming the diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) requires samples from the site of disease. Peripheral blood transcriptional profiling offers a potential alternative. Multiparametric blood transcriptomic signatures of TB have been described as potential diagnostic tests.
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