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Service evaluation to establish the sensitivity, specificity and additional value of broad-range 16s rdna pcr for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis from resected endocardial material in patients from eight uk and ireland hospitals
(Springer Nature, 2014-06-15)
Infective endocarditis (IE) can be diagnosed in the clinical microbiology laboratory by culturing explanted heart valve material. We present a service evaluation that examines the sensitivity and specificity of a broad-range ...