Advances in Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases

Posted On 2020-05-20 06:18:08

In this special series of Annals of Translational Medicine, experienced clinicians, microbiologists, and laboratory technicians contribute some of their valuable works in the field of laboratory testing of infectious diseases.

Editorial on Advances in Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases
Laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases: a call for more rapid and accurate methods
Zhi-De Hu, Bing Gu

Original Article on Advances in Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases
Net benefit of routine urine parameters for urinary tract infection screening: a decision curve analysis
Yan-Qiu Han, Lei Zhang, Jun-Rui Wang, Shang-Cheng Xu, Zhi-De Hu

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry combined with UF-5000i urine flow cytometry to directly identify pathogens in clinical urine specimens within 1 hour
Chuang Sun, Xiao Zhang, Jingqiao Wang, Chen Cheng, Haiquan Kang, Bing Gu, Ping Ma

Nosocomial cross-infection of hypervirulent Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 87 in China
Xin-Peng Li, Shi-Fu Wang, Pei-Bin Hou, Jing Liu, Pengcheng Du, Li Bai, Séamus Fanning, Hua-Ning Zhang, Yu-Zhen Chen, Yun-Kui Zhang, Dian-Min Kang

High clinical impact of rapid susceptibility testing on CHROMID ESBL® medium directly from swabs
Álvaro Romo-Ibáñez, Elisabeth Calatrava-Hernández, Blanca Gutiérrez-Soto, Mercedes Pérez-Ruiz, José María Navarro-Marí, José Gutiérrez-Fernández

Disease burden and molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia infection in a tertiary hospital in China
Haiquan Kang, Wei Zheng, Ziyan Kong, Fei Jiang, Bing Gu, Ping Ma, Xiaoling Ma

A hook-effect-free homogeneous light-initiated chemiluminescence assay: is it reliable for screening and the quantification of the hepatitis B surface antigen?
Ruifeng Yang, Liyan Cui, Yan Liu, Xu Cong, Ran Fei, Shuping Wu, Lai Wei

Review Article on Advances in Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases
The diagnostic utility of pleural markers for tuberculosis pleural effusion
Man Zhang, Dan Li, Zhi-De Hu, Yuan-Lan Huang

Advances in laboratory assays for detecting human metapneumovirus
Seri Jeong, Min-Jeong Park, Wonkeun Song, Hyon-Suk Kim

Diagnostic markers for community-acquired pneumonia
Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Ishida

A 2020 review on the role of procalcitonin in different clinical settings: an update conducted with the tools of the Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine
Anna Maria Azzini, Romolo Marco Dorizzi, Piersandro Sette, Marta Vecchi, Ilaria Coledan, Elda Righi, Evelina Tacconelli

The series “Advances in Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases”was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Translational Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Zhi-De Hu and Bing Gu served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.