|1. RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction)|
2. RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) is a powerful technique for producing millions of copies of specific parts of the genetic code of an organism so that it may be readily analyzed. More specifically, RT-PCR produces copies of a specific region of complementary DNA that has been converted from RNA. The technique is often used to help in the identification of an infectious agent.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)