The combination of the new test T2Candida and blood culture seemed to have the best performance in the detection of invasive candidiasis.
Seroconversion to human papillomavirus type 16 -E6 antibody positivity can occur decades before diagnosis of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Fibronectin may be a potential marker for hepatitis B surface antigen seroclearance.
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Device designation to ResistancePlus GC,, a test that detects ciprofloxacin susceptibility.
Persistent detection of tumor-type HPV DNA during treatment tied to increased risk for recurrence, death
The CDC announced an expected 3 to 10 month shortage of Aplisol (tuberculin purified protein derivative [PPD], diluted), used as an aid in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.
Bloodstream infections can be accurately distinguished or excluded within a 4- to 8-hour timeframe using the T2Bacteria Panel.
The FDA has cleared the Aptima Combo 2 Assay (Hologic) and the Xpert CT/NG (Cepheid) to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea via throat and rectum samples.
Positive results with respect to the presence of latent tuberculosis infection in patients with renal failure were more consistent with the use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus testing compared with the use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube testing.
Four distinct clinical phenotypes have been identified among patients with sepsis.
Certain Staphylococcus aureus isolates are associated with changes in clinical presentation and severity of S aureus bacteremia.
The T2Bacteria Panel can rapidly and accurately diagnose bloodstream infections.
Whole-genome sequencing was better at identifying nosocomial influenza A outbreak clusters than hemagglutinin (HA)/neuraminidase (NA) gene sequencing.
No evidence seen for benefits of screening nonpregnant women or men for asymptomatic bacteriuria
Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa skin cultures may help to predictthe pathogens involved in bloodstream infections.
Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome
Viral suppression has become increasingly prevalent in people with HIV infection in recent years, and the rates of new infections and transmissions have been decreasing.
Investigators examined the effectiveness of combined noninvasive methods to forecast outcomes in patients with chronic liver diseases.
Dataset of 66,640 individuals from 12 countries representative of 6 global regions confirmed that a test with a limit of detection of 1318 IU/mL would identify 97% of viremic HCV infections.
Computer-aided National Early Warning Score model model accurately predicts sepsis for emergency medical admissions.