Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-17-2021

Publication Title

Journal of clinical microbiology

Abstract

Clinical microbiology laboratories play a crucial role in patient care using traditional and innovative diagnostics. Challenges faced by laboratories include emerging pathogens, rapidly evolving technologies, healthcare-acquired infections, antibiotic-resistant organisms and diverse patient populations. Despite these challenges, many clinical microbiology laboratories in the United States are not directed by doctoral level microbiology-trained individuals with sufficient time dedicated to laboratory leadership. This manuscript highlights the need for medical microbiology laboratory directors with appropriate training and qualifications.

PubMed ID

33597258

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

Available for download on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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