Direct Blood Dry LAMP: A Rapid, Stable, and Easy Diagnostic Tool for Human African…

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by Kyoko Hayashida, Kiichi Kajino, Lottie Hachaambwa, Boniface Namangala, Chihiro Sugimoto Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a rapid and sensitive tool used for the diagnosis of a variety of infectious diseases. One of the advantages of this method over the polymerase chain reaction is that DNA amplification occurs at a constant temperature, usually between 60–65°C; therefore, expensive devices are unnecessary for this step. However, LAMP still requires complicated sample preparation steps and a well-equipped laboratory to produce reliable and reproducible results, which limits its use in resource-poor laboratories in most developing countries.

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Direct Blood Dry LAMP: A Rapid, Stable, and Easy Diagnostic Tool for Human African…