Method for determining exposure to mycobacteria

Christopher David Gwenin (Inventor), Mark Stephen Baird (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method of determining the presence or absence in a sample of a biomarker indicative of exposure to mycobacteria, the method comprising: (a) providing a substrate carrying a mycolic acid derived antigen; (b) contacting the substrate with the sample; (c) contacting the substrate with a fluorophore species; (d) creating an evanescent wave at the boundary of the substrate and the sample; (e) detecting the presence or absence of fluorescence.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO 2012/131394 A1
IPCG01N 33/569,G01N 33/58
Priority date31/03/11
Filing date30/03/12
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


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