Next-Generation Sequencing Applications for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Traditional clinical microbiology applications involve lengthy culture or multiple real-time PCR assays. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology can provide culture independent identification of any microorganism in a clinical sample (bacteria, fungi, prosists and viruses) by sequencing their DNA or RNA, including the antimicrobial resistance genes they carry. Innovative technologies and reporting software allow microbiologists to perform this type of test with 24h turnaround, in their own laboratory and in a cost-effective manner. Discover the power NGS can bring to clinical microbiology applications.