UCL and EURAMET collaborate to speed up TB diagnosis

11 September 2017

UCL's Centre for Clinical Microbiology (CCM) has been working with the European Metrology Research Programme (part of EURAMET) in their study of TB diagnostics and what can be done to accelerate identification of cases in the developing world.

The CCM provided the project with TB bacterial samples to enable the generation of appropriate reference materials.   These materials enabled the calibration of other clinical PCR techniques and allowed their direct comparison to the dPCR assigned values.  This created a traceable measurement route for clinical PCR techniques.

You can read more about the project either by visiting the EURAMET website (scroll down to "Faster TB Diagnosis") or by downloading the study summary.