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   Posted 7/2/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever had this kind of test done?

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   Posted 7/3/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
johnny, I'm not familiar with this test. What is it done for and what will it show? Hopefully someone else here will know something about it.
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   Posted 7/3/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Johnny, here's a web site that explains PCR testing:

What kind of PCR test are you looking into? From the web site, it looks like they may be really expensive due to extreme sensitivity. I know that some people have this test done for Lyme Disease.

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   Posted 7/10/2007 4:14 AM (GMT -6)   
THanks Kman.

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   Posted 7/25/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   


PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction, check DNA sensitivities against cartain bacteria, virus and fungus.

It is better than other tests but sometimes the same bacteria have several different strains (differentes DNA)


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