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What are the differences between the EMMA test and traditional microbial culture?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 10/28/2019

Microbial culture is a diagnostic method that consists of cultivating a biological sample in a plate with the optimal medium and conditions to promote the proliferation of microorganisms and to be able to identify them. In contrast, the EMMA test uses mass sequencing technology to identify genes that belong to microorganisms and not to the human species.

The advantage of the EMMA test is that it can identify bacteria that may not be detectable by culture or that are not directly cultivable.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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