Current and emerging assays for Francisella tularensis detection: a review
M. Pohanka, M. Hubalek, V. Neubauerova, A. Macela, M. Faldyna, H. Bandouchova, J. Pikulahttps://doi.org/10.17221/1862-VETMEDCitation:Pohanka M., Hubalek M., Neubauerova V., Macela A., Faldyna M., Bandouchova H., Pikula J. (2008): Current and emerging assays for Francisella tularensis detection: a review. Veterinarni Medicina, 53: 585-594.
This paper presents an overview of methods for detection and identification of the pathogenic bacterium Francisella tularensis such as cultivation tests, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction, immunosensor, microarray, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. Included references are chosen according to their practical importance or perspectives for the future.Keywords:tularaemia; zoonosis; diagnostic techniques; identification