Current status and future perspectives on molecular and serological methods in diagnostic mycology.

@article{Lau2009CurrentSA,
  title={Current status and future perspectives on molecular and serological methods in diagnostic mycology.},
  author={Anna F. Lau and Sharon Chih-Ann Chen and Sue Sleiman and Tania Christine Sorrell},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={1185-222}
}
Invasive fungal infections are an important cause of infectious morbidity. Nonculture-based methods are increasingly used for rapid, accurate diagnosis to improve patient outcomes. New and existing DNA amplification platforms have high sensitivity and specificity for direct detection and identification of fungi in clinical specimens. Since laboratories are increasingly reliant on DNA sequencing for fungal identification, measures to improve sequence interpretation should support validation of… CONTINUE READING