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Fungal Molecular Diagnostics

Nucleic Acid Hybridization Probes

Slide 10

February 2011

So the nucleic acid hybridization probes are a very valuable molecular tool in the mycologist's toolbox for the identification of dimorphic pathogens. They are rapid with results available within approximately 2 hours after the growth of the organism in culture, they are highly sensitive and specific, and they are technically simple to utilize. The main limitation associated with the probes is that they are only available for the 3 dimorphic pathogens so other tools are needed for the identification of the majority of fungi seen in the clinical laboratory today.

Nucleic Acid Hybridization Probes


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