Polymerase Chain Reaction


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) means amplification of a defined part of the DNA. Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, was conceived in 1983. This innovative, Nobel-prize winning technology allows clinicians to diagnose infectious disease, detect genetic variations and mutations, or track down the source of a viral infection – all from the DNA or RNA contained in a single cell or patient sample such as blood, skin cells, saliva or hair.

Tags: Diagnostics, Diagnostic Technologies