Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: July 11

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

Comparison of two assays to diagnose herpes simplex virus in patients with central nervous system infections.

Multiplex PCR panels are frequently used for detecting the diagnosis of central nervous system infection, but have demonstrated lower sensitivity for herpes simplex virus (HSV) compared to targeted PCRs. Providers in our institution frequently order both multiplex (BioFire Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel (MEP)) and targeted HSV PCR (Diasorin Simplexa HSV-1/2 Direct), allowing comparison of assay performance in practice and a unique clinical characterization of patients with concordant positive or discordant results.

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Published to PubMed This Week

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