Mary Jo Carter, M.D.
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The area between research advances and their utilization in clinical microbiology laboratories needs special thought. Antibody titers, serogrouping, and antibody-coated bacteria are data most helpful in identifying the presence of pyelonephritis and patients with chronic infection. The "big four" infections of the newborn (syphilis, rubella, toxoplasmosis, and cytomegalovirus) are readily identified by the specific IgM antibody of the infant's cord blood. Two or perhaps three of these infections are treatable, yet few laboratories provide this service in time for therapy. Rapid diagnostic methods are now available in virology and bacteriology. Fungal sensitivity tests, and serum levels of antifungal agents would
Mary Jo Carter. Microbiology Laboratories; Nosocomial Infections; Antibiotics. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:862–863. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-862_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_2):862-863.
Hospital Medicine, Hospital-Acquired Infections, Infectious Disease.
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