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Review and economic analysis of the use of PCR assays for M tuberculosis complex detection and incorporation into routine bovine TB testing - SE3118

Description
Several PCR assays have been developed over the last five years, which have the potential to improve the efficiency of detection and identification of M. tuberculosis complex in clinical and environmental samples collected as part of the bovine TB control programme. In this project, a critical review of all current PCR assays available for the detection and genotyping of M. bovis will be undertaken. Options for incorporating PCR methods into routine laboratory testing will be identified and their costs and benefits estimated. Economic decision analysis will be used to assess the cost-effectiveness of each option in achieving the defined outcomes. The information provided by the project will help Defra and laboratory managers to decide how best to incorporate the new PCR techniques into routine laboratory testing for bovine TB,
Objective
1. To produce a critical review of all current PCR assays available for the detection and genotyping of M. bovis by 30 September 2005.

2. To assess the costs and benefits of using each of the PCR assays as part of the routine bovine TB testing regime by 30 September 2005.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Review and economic analysis of the use of PCR assays for M. tb complex detection   (349k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £46,506
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Keywords
Animal Health              
Bovine Tuberculosis              
Control              
Plants and Animals              
Zoonoses              
Fields of Study
Animal Health