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Mycobacteria Part 2: Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex [Hot Topic]

Mycobacteria Part 2: Identification of <em>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</em> Complex [Hot Topic]In Part 2 of this series on mycobacteria, Dr. Wengenack reviews the latest information on the use of molecular methods to rapidly and accurately identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

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Information About Ebola Specimens, Testing, and Transport

Information About Ebola Specimens, Testing, and TransportBased on extensive consultation with experts in every area of our laboratory practice and an exhaustive review of our processes and procedures, Mayo Medical Laboratories will NOT ACCEPT specimens from patients suspected of having Ebola Virus Disease. Read this post to learn more about the three main reasons for this decision.

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Laboratory Test Support for Ebola Patients within a High-Containment Facility

Laboratory Test Support for Ebola Patients within a High-Containment FacilityAs of Aug. 22, there have been over 2600 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Of these cases, two adult United States nationals were admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA during the first week of August 2014 for treatment. To discuss their treatment, doctors of Emory Hospital authored the article, "Laboratory Test Support for Ebola Patients Within a High-Containment Facility," in American Society for Clinical Pathology's Lab Medicine Journal.

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