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Fungal Molecular Diagnostics


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Slide 33

February 2011

So in summary, I conclude by reiterating that molecular diagnostics are enabling mycologists to significantly reduce the turnaround time for detection and identification of many fungi in the clinical laboratory. However, there remains room for improvement, with most of the molecular methods available presently targeting identification of fungi after growth in culture. Additional challenges and opportunities remain in the direct detection of fungi from clinical specimens, but the potential to positively impact patient care comes with every addition of new molecular tools to our toolbox. Thank you very much for taking the time to listen to this Hot Topic presentation.

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