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Fungal Molecular Diagnostics

Yeast Identification Timeline from Positive Blood Bottle

Slide 19

February 2011

Therefore, within 2 to 3 hours of the blood culture bottle signaling positive in the laboratory, the PNA FISH Traffic Light probes provide the clinician with an indication of both the identity of the Candida species present and the potential utility of fluconazole treatment for their patient. This represents a major time savings over traditional identification methods, which generally require subculture of the blood to a fungal medium, waiting for growth, and morphologic and biochemical identification, all of which can require up to 3 or more days after the blood bottle becomes positive.

Yeast Identification Timeline


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