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[Microbe hunters are advancing within rapid diagnostics].

Authors
  • Justesen, Ulrik Stenz1
  • Skov, Marianne N
  • Hartmeyer, Gitte Nyvang
  • Kemp, Michael
  • Jensen, Thøger Gorm
  • Holm, Anette
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
Publication Date
Apr 16, 2018
Volume
180
Issue
16
Identifiers
PMID: 29690992
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rapid diagnostics within clinical microbiology is more required, as hospitals need to be more effective. Tests for multi-resistant organisms, influenza virus and life-threatening diseases such as malaria and meningitis are warranted. This review describes the advances within rapid diagnostics and the impact on patient care. To achieve the full potential of rapid diagnostics, logistics such as transportation and personnel around the clock is necessary. However, with the right set-up, clinical microbiology rapid diagnostics will contribute to better and more effective patient care.

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