US9869671: Analyzing bacteria without culturing
Invention discloses methods and devices for isolating pathogens in a biological sample. The invention allows the rapid detection of pathogen at very low levels in the sample; thus enabling early and accurate detection and identification of the pathogen. Since methods of the invention are able to isolate pathogens at very low levels, methods of the invention reduce or eliminate the culturing step that is typically associated with pathogen analysis and allow for more rapid analysis of the isolated pathogen. In this manner, methods of the invention provide data for patient treatment decisions in a clinically relevant time frame.