Management of bacterial and fungal infections: Efficiency of culture-independent molecular testing

Conventional culture methods are often limited by a long time to result or the occurrence of negative results due to the administration of antibiotics or fastidious growth requirements. As an accepted alternative, culture-independent approaches are widely used.

In this webinar, Dr. Michael Lustig, COO at Molzym GmbH & Co. KG, will share his vast experience of direct molecular testing and present a wide overview of available solutions and their applications. The diagnostic value of broad-range 16S/18S rRNA gene PCR and how the results impact the antimicrobial therapy selection will also be discussed.

Learning objectives

  • Limitations of conventional culture methods
  • Advantages, disadvantages and applications of specific PCR, multiplex PCR and universal broad-range PCR assays
  • Factors influencing the performance of direct molecular testing
  • Requirements that favor direct testing
  • Diagnostic value and clinical impact of broad-range 16S/18S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing

Who should attend?

  • Laboratory directors, laboratory managers, quality managers
  • Clinical, hospital, and laboratory stakeholders
  • Clinicians, medical laboratory scientists and technicians

Certificate of attendance

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