Methods and compositions for detecting fungi and mycotoxins

  • US 10,036,748 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2017
  • Issued: 07/31/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of quantifying a mycotoxin in a patient tissue or a body fluid, the method comprising:

  • extracting and recovering the mycotoxin from the patient tissue or the body fluid, wherein the mycotoxin is a tricothecene mycotoxin, wherein the body fluid is selected from the group consisting of a urine sample, a nasal secretion sample, a nasal wash sample, and a sputum sample, and wherein the patient has been exposed to mold; and

    quantifying the mycotoxin to determine whether the patient has a fungal infection that produces the mycotoxin, wherein the method detects 0.2 ng/ml of the tricothecene mycotoxin.

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