Published in Health and Medicine Week, January 19th, 2004
In a recent study from Belgium, "A rapid method based on solid phase cytometry (SPC) for the detection of Aspergillus fumigatus hyphae" was developed.
"With an enzymatic 'viability' staining procedure, fungal hyphae can be detected non-specifically within the hour," according to M.M. Devos and colleagues at the State University of Ghent.
"By combining this procedure with an immunofluorescence labelling, a distinction between Aspergillus spp. and other clinically important fungi is possible, except for Penicillium...
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