Category Archives: Candida

FDA clears the world’s first test to identify five yeast pathogens directly from blood.


The US FDA has cleared the first ever direct blood test for detection of five yeast pathogens that cause bloodstream infections; Candida albicans and/or Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and/or Candida krusei. Yeast bloodstream infections are a type of fungal infection, they can lead to severe complications and even death if not treated rapidly. These yeast pathogens may cause

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