In 2016, the American Academy of Microbiology convened a colloquium to examine point-of-care (POC) microbiology testing and to evaluate its effects on clinical microbiology. Colloquium participants included representatives from clinical microbiology laboratories, industry, and the government, who together made recommendations regarding the implementation, oversight, and evaluation of POC microbiology testing. The colloquium report is timely and well written (V. Dolen et al., Changing Diagnostic Paradigms for Microbiology, 2017, https://www.asm.org/index.php/colloquium-reports/item/6421-changing-diagnostic-paradigms-for-microbiology?utm -source-Commentary&utm-medium-referral&utm-campaign-diagnostics). Emerging POC microbiology tests, especially nucleic acid amplification tests, have the potential to advance medical care.
- American Academy of Microbiology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)