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Molecular Diagnostics

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Unbiased PCR and Sequencing of Blood Stream Infections

18 July 2018
Rapid diagnosis of sepsis pathogens is crucial for an early targeted antibiotic treatment and improved outcome of patients. Blood culture needs days until pathogen identification and often stays negative. Tkadlec et al. discuss the pros and cons of broad-range 16S rDNA PCR and sequencing on the basis of blood sample results of 330 patients.
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Karen an der Bench quadr

Culture-Independent Molecular Diagnosis in Routine

11 April 2018
SepsiTest™-UMD uses rDNA PCR and sequencing analysis to identify pathogenic bacteria and fungi from uncultured clinical material. Bacterial pathogens from 160 genera within 8 phyla have been identified in studies. SepsiTest™-UMD reflects an unbiased approach of culture diagnosis but is faster and more comprehensive by detecting non-growing pathogens.
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