Mayo Clinic Laboratory and Pathology Research Roundup: May 30

The Research Roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Medical Laboratories consultants, including a featured article of the week, abstracts, and complete list of published studies and reviews.


Featured Study of the Week

Diagnosing Prosthetic Joint Infection by Culturing Periprosthetic Tissue Specimens in Blood Culture Bottles

RobinPatelProsthetic joint infections are challenging to diagnose because current detection methods are often unreliable. Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a study to compare the sensitivity and specificity of inoculation of periprosthetic tissue specimens into blood culture bottles with standard agar and broth cultures, applying Bayesian latent class modeling in addition to applying the Infectious Diseases Society of America criteria for prosthetic joint infection. The study, published in mBio, compared the sensitivity and specificity of different culture techniques alone and in combination and assessed time to positivity.


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