Candida rapid test could reduce mortality rates, study says

04/26/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

The T2Candida rapid blood test created by T2 Biosystems may significantly reduce mortality rates for patients diagnosed with Candida infection, which is the fourth-highest cause of hospital-acquired infections, researchers reported in Science Translational Medicine. Study investigator Dr. Eleftherios Mylonakis of Brown University said time to diagnosis is an important factor in Candida-related mortality and each hour of delay increases the risk.

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