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Implementation of novel diagnostic tests

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Earlier you watched a video with Dr Paño and Dr García discussing the timing of microbiological diagnosis in regard to Bill’s case.

They pointed out the importance of optimising microbiological sampling, transporting and processing as well as communication between clinician and microbiologist.

The yield of “novel” diagnostic tests is quite variable; not only due to the intrinsic properties of the test but also due to external circumstances, such as the epidemiological setting, the capabilities and availability of the Microbiology Lab and of the clinical environment where the information provided by the test is going to be applied.

Thus, novel diagnostic tests have to be carefully selected and implemented as suggested in the table below (based on the recommended reading by Bauer et al which you can access in the See Also section at the bottom of this page):

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