Emerging technologies for rapid identification of bloodstream pathogens.

@article{Kothari2014EmergingTF,
  title={Emerging technologies for rapid identification of bloodstream pathogens.},
  author={Atul Kothari and Margie Ann Morgan and David A. Haake},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={272-8}
}
Technologies for rapid microbial identification are poised to revolutionize clinical microbiology and enable informed decision making for patients with life-threatening bloodstream infections. Species identification of microorganisms in positive blood cultures can be performed in minutes using commercial fluorescence in situ hybridization tests or mass spectroscopy. Microorganisms in positive blood cultures can also be identified within 1-2.5 hours using automated polymerase chain reaction… CONTINUE READING
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