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Classification

Methodologies can be classified as to the target of interest, detection techniques, or the necessity for amplification.

Targets of interest can include:

  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Bacteria
  • Fungus
  • Virus
  • Antibody
  • Antigen

Detection techniques can include:

  • Chemiluminescence
  • Electrophoresis
  • Enzyme
  • Fluorescence
  • Hybridization
  • Radioactivity
Amplification is not necessary in direct techniques.