ID#: 10026
This 2007 photograph, showed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Biologist, Damien Danavall, preparing what is known as a mastermix, that he would use in a multiplex real time PCR assay, which is able to differentiate between four, sexually transmitted organisms, known to be the cause for vaginal, and urethral discharges. A PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, produces large amounts of replicated DNA, or RNA molecular sequences. Using this process, very small amounts of these nucleic acid molecules can be analyzed.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (13.28 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Hsi Liu, Ph.D., MBA, James Gathany
Creation Date: 2007
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.