J. Clin. Lab. Anal. volume 28, issue 1, P1-9 2013 DOI: 10.1002/jcla.21635 View full text
Atta Yazdanpanah, Tzar Mohd Nizam Khaithir

Abstract: Candida speciation is vital for epidemiology and management of candidiasis. Nonmolecular conventional methods often fail to identify closely related germ tube positive yeasts from clinical specimens. The present study was conducted to identify these yeasts and to highlight issues in conventional versus molecular methods of identification. A total of 98 germ tube positive yeasts from high vaginal swabs were studied over a 12-month period. Isolates were examined with various methods including growth at 42 °C and…

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