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Why are diagnostics based on the microbiome so slow to adopt?

I've been following microbiomes since they first began to be discussed, and remember the first fecal transplant done for treatment of C. diff. Now it's a common enough treatment. But when an average ...
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Does direct microscopic examination help detect contamination during sample collection in clinical bacteriology?

It is possible and it would depend highly on what sort of sample you were taking, but in general, yes. The reasons for this are that a smear on a slide should only (through statistical odds) pick up ...
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