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Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly, T2 Biosystems Reveals


4/26/2013 8:20:19 AM

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An experimental test could help doctors catch a deadly type of fungal infection in the blood within a few hours, rather than the few days it currently takes, a new study suggests. The test, which is not yet on the market, looks for Candida infection in the blood. The fungus is best known for causing common vaginal yeast infections, but when it gets into the bloodstream it can cause serious infections of organs and tissue throughout the body.

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