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Utilization of Advanced Molecular Techniques in Clinical Microbiology: Challenges and Solutions

From the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/27/2023)
Presented by Nicholas Moore, PhD, D(ABMM)

Next-generation sequencing dramatically revolutionized the clinical microbiology laboratory. This session will describe the use of advanced molecular techniques, strategies for their implementation, and understanding limitations and challenges surrounding result interpretation.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits and clinical utility of sequencing a cultured isolate.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between metagenomic and genomic sequencing.
  • Explain the benefits and limitations of different sequence library approaches.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Microbiology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Advanced-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.