2015AM: Molecular Testing-"Changing the Game" (CE: 1.0)


In this course you will learn that molecular testing is revolutionizing the clinical practice of infectious disease.  It is very significant to acute care settings where timely and accurate diagnosis tools are critical for patient treatment decisions and outcomes.  In this course the general principles, diagnostic value, and limitations of the most current molecular testing platforms will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the advantages of molecular testing for diagnosing infectious diseases.
  • Outline basic molecular testing concepts, such as nucleic acid-based molecular assays and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
  • Describe recent advances in PCR technology, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).



Mukesh Kumar, PhD, M.S., B.V.Sc & A.H.

Launched: 2015