Reacción en cadena de la polimerasa y diagnóstico molecular

Translated title of the contribution: Polymerase chain reaction and molecular diagnostics

Victoria Eugenia Villegas, Magda Carolina Sánchez, Lilian Chuaire

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PCR, acronym of polymerase chain reaction, has revolutionized the field of molecular diagnostics to the point that it currently represents the fastest-growing segment in clinical laboratories worldwide, where it has become an invaluable tool. This paper describes the fundamentals of PCR and its developments in some of its many applications in the diagnosis, from its beginnings to the present.

Translated title of the contributionPolymerase chain reaction and molecular diagnostics
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalColombia Medica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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