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World’s first lateral flow assay for Histoplasma antigen launched

January 27 2020

The first LFA assay has been released by MiraVista with an excellent performance in serum samples from culture-positive cases of disseminated histoplasmosis in AIDS. Additional data on urine samples is required.
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World’s first lateral flow assay for Histoplasma antigen launched

January 27 2020

The first LFA assay has been released by MiraVista with an excellent performance in serum samples from culture-positive cases of disseminated histoplasmosis in AIDS. Additional data on urine samples is required.
Read more

World’s first lateral flow assay for Histoplasma antigen launched

January 27 2020

The first LFA assay has been released by MiraVista with an excellent performance in serum samples from culture-positive cases of disseminated histoplasmosis in AIDS. Additional data on urine samples is required.
Read more

Candida bloodstream infection in the USA

January 06 2020

A recent CDC Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report estimated the incidence of candidaemia in the US at around 9/100,000 which equates to >28,000 cases annually, with an overall mortality of 25%. 10% of cases are in IV drug abusers, 33% in diabetics and 17% in cancer patients.
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Beta-D-glucan useful for diagnosing paracoccidioidomycosis

January 02 2020

Results of antibody testing for paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) are variable between laboratories, so a group in São Paulo evaluated the Fungitell beta-D-glucan assay. Sensitivity was 97%, and titres were high for patients with either the acute or chronic form of the disease. However, it cannot distinguish between PCM and several other fungal infections.
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