Evaluation of direct antifungal susceptibility testing methods of Candida spp. from positive blood culture bottles


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ÖZ Y. , Gokbolat E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS, vol.32, no.3, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcla.22297
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS

Abstract

BackgroundBlood culture is the gold standard diagnostic method in candidemia in spite of long result time and low sensitivity rate. Early diagnosis is crucial for management of candidemia because a delay in treatment is related with increased mortality. We aimed to evaluate the direct applicability of antifungal susceptibility testing methods from positive blood culture bottles to save at least 24hours.