Advances afoot in microbiology

Robin Patel, Brad S. Karon

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In 2016, the American Academy of Microbiology convened a colloquium to examine point-of-care (POC) microbiology testing and to evaluate its effects on clinical microbiology. Colloquium participants included representatives from clinical microbiology laboratories, industry, and the government, who together made recommendations regarding the implementation, oversight, and evaluation of POC microbiology testing. The colloquium report is timely and well written (V. Dolen et al., Changing Diagnostic Paradigms for Microbiology, 2017, -source-Commentary&utm-medium-referral&utm-campaign-diagnostics). Emerging POC microbiology tests, especially nucleic acid amplification tests, have the potential to advance medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1984-1988
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • American Academy of Microbiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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