C. difficile infection (CDI) continues to be a major threat to patients, causing more than 2 million infections every year and resulting in >20,000 deaths in the US alone. Advances in molecular testing have greatly improved the accuracy of detecting toxigenic C. difficilein stool of patients suspected of CDI. This webinar will discuss laboratory benefits and clinical outcomes achieved by converting from traditional immunoassay methods to PCR-based testing.
Following the presentation, our speaker will take part in an interactive Q&A session. Please come prepared with your questions on this topic.
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- Featured Speaker
Erik Munson, Ph.D.
Director of Microbiology, Virology, Serology, Molecular Biology, Wheaton Franciscan Laboratory, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science is providing 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E.® credit for participants who attend the complete webinar. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® programs are accepted by the ASCP Board of Certification and all states, including California and Florida, as an approved provider for continuing education for recertification and licensure.
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