The abstract entitled “New alternatives for the simultaneous detection of several pathogens involved in sexually transmitted diseases (STIs)” has been awarded by the AACC academic committee, which has assessed its technical quality, above the more than 700 papers presented.
The article has been developed by the Microbiology Department of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital (Barcelona, Spain), in collaboration with the Certest Biotec, S.L. research staff.
Despite the growing concern about the impact of STI in public health, several of these diseases still represent major epidemics. As STIs are often asymptomatic, their clinical identification is difficult. Molecular methods offer increased sensitivity and specificity. They are useful for pathogens that cannot be cultivated and help diagnose atypical cases, asymptomatic or multiple infections.
(Fragment extracted from the award-winning work)
AACC Academy is composed of more than 600 doctoral level clinical biochemists and is dedicated to advancing scholarship in the field of laboratory medicine.
The complete work will be released at the Chicago AACC next edition, scheduled for December 15, 16 and 17.