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How is LAMP used in molecular biology?

Posted June 17, 2022


LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification) is a highly sensitive, specific DNA amplification technique that is used in a wide range of molecular diagnostics. LAMP is widely used in the detection of microorganisms, food inspection, environmental testing and Point of Care testing. Its simplicity and cost-effectiveness make LAMP the preferred low-cost alternative for diagnosing infectious diseases. Reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) adds a reverse transcription step to the LAMP process, which facilitates the detection of RNA.

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