Pushing the limits:
Highly sensitive pathogen detection
The field of medical microbiology has been rapidly adopting as well as leading the innovation of molecular diagnostics approaches to overcome the challenges of traditional pathogen detection workflows, such as limited sample and low viral copy number.
Methods such as NGS are being used not only as diagnostic tools but also in leading edge research to deepen our understanding of host-pathogen interactions. NGS for virus detection is being used more frequently, particularly with hard-to-identify viral infections.