Standard microbiology diagnostic techniques include microscopic examination, culture and biochemical tests, serological and genetic tests. New techniques including matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS), next-generation sequencing (NGS), and automated polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are emerging as valuable diagnostic methods. These techniques aim to improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis. Learn more about emerging trends in microbiology diagnostic methods.
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