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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Diagnostic Test Rapidly Detects Candida
A nano-inspired platform has been developed that detects DNA from five of the most common Candida species found in patient blood. The diagnostic platform based on T2 magnetic resonance, which is capable of sensitive and rapid detection of fungal targets in whole blood in approximately three hours, or up to 25 times faster than the current gold standard of blood culture.