Molecular diagnostics in China

Clin Chem Lab Med. 2001 Dec;39(12):1190-4. doi: 10.1515/CCLM.2001.188.


Molecular diagnostics is changing the face of clinical laboratories and laboratory medicine. The case of China is no exception. In the present paper, a brief description on this promising discipline is given first, followed by an overview of the development of molecular diagnostics in China. Work done in the author's own laboratory is introduced in the third part and a short discussion on the challenges ahead is provided last.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenoleukodystrophy / diagnosis
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy / genetics
  • China
  • Coagulation Protein Disorders / diagnosis
  • Coagulation Protein Disorders / genetics
  • DNA Fingerprinting / trends
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis*
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics
  • Humans
  • Methemoglobinemia / diagnosis
  • Methemoglobinemia / genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / trends*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / statistics & numerical data