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Hosted by: Labroots

Influenza 2018-2019: Are you ready?

Jay M. Lieberman, MD

Appropriate treatment of patients with influenza depends on accurate and timely diagnosis, and early diagnosis can reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics and provide the option of using antiviral therapy. Diagnostic tests available for influenza include viral culture, serology, rapid antigen testing, reverse transcription PCR, immunofluorescence assays, and rapid molecular assays. Molecular assays are increasingly becoming the diagnostic tests of choice.

8 Nov 2018 60 min
Presented at: AMP 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo

Update: The Latest in Molecular Testing for P. jirovecii and Group B Strep

Dr. Wallace Greene AND Dr. Raquel Martinez

Dr. Wallace Greene from Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center discusses convertingĀ Pneumocystis jiroveciiĀ testing from DFA to molecular.

Dr. Raquel Martinez from Geisinger Medical Laboratories discusses Group B Strep diagnostics and results from the clinical study for Simplexaā„¢ Group B Strep Direct.

31 Oct 2018 47 min
Presented at: ESCV on September 24, 2018

Herpes Simplex Viral Infections: Clinical Overview and Diagnostic Implications

Maddalena Peghin, MD, PhD; Dr. David Boutolleau; Michelle Tabb, PhD

Maddalena Peghin, MD, PhD:Ā Herpes Viruses Infections: a clinical overview

Dr. David Boutolleau:Ā Molecular diagnosis of viral meningoencephalitis with the DiaSorin Simplexa solution: experience of the French National Reference Center for Herpesviruses

Michelle Tabb, PhD:Ā A new comprehensive solution for molecular detection of herpetic simplex viruses infections

24 Sep 2018
Hosted by: Labroots

The Persistence of Pertussis and the Prognostic Value of Bordetella Detection

Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM)

Whooping cough caused by Bordetella infection has resurged in recent years. Dr. Karissa Culbreath will discuss the clinical presentation of Bordetella infection and its public health impact. The prognostic value of B. pertussis and B. parapertussis detection for Bordetella diagnosis will be reexamined.

12 Sep 2018 60 min
Hosted by: CAP Today

Herpes simplex virus infections: from cradle to grave


Herpes simplex virus (HSV) -1 and HSV-2 are common human pathogens and cause a variety of clinical manifestations in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.Ā This presentation will discuss the epidemiology of HSV infections, clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention strategies, and emphasize the appropriate use of and interpretation of diagnostic tests.

16 May 2018 70 min.
Presented at: ASM CVS 2018 Industry & Science Workshop

The latest in neonatal HSV molecular testing and navigating the new C. difficile guidelines

Siu-Kei (Jacky) Chow PhD, D(ABMM) AND Amanda T. Harrington PhD, D(ABMM)

Dr. Harrington:Ā Addressing unique sample and data needs associated with neonatal and infant HSV diagnosis

Dr. Chow:Ā  New guidelines on diagnosing C. difficileĀ infection – one size fits all?

7 May 2018 100 min.