Overview Of Molecular Methods

Because molecular diagnostic tests are based on the consistent and somewhat predictable nature of DNA and RNA, understanding these methods requires a basic understanding of nucleic acid composition and structure. Therefore, a review of the section titled, "Nucleic Acid Structure and Organization" in Chapter 2 may be helpful.

The molecular methods to be discussed are classified into one of three categories: hybridization, amplification, and sequencing and enzymatic digestion of nucleic acids.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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