Workshop on molecular diagnostics for respiratory tract infections (Special Issue) - PulmCCM
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Workshop on molecular diagnostics for respiratory tract infections: Procalcitonin shows promise as a biomarker for differentiating bacterial from viral pneumonias, and to assess response to therapy. Rapid PCR for MRSA in sputum may become available after further development & testing. Molecular tests for S. pneumonia in respiratory secretions currently are uninterpretable in practice, due to technical limitations. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52 (supplement 4). 

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