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This research trial studies the shotgun sequencing of blood samples in diagnosing febrile neutropenia in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Studying samples of blood from patients with acute myeloid leukemia in the laboratory may help identify pathogens and accurately diagnose infections such as febrile neutropenia.
I. To test the hypothesis that shotgun metagenomics is not inferior to standard of care diagnostics in the detection of pathogens in patients with febrile neutropenia.
I. To establish a microbiological diagnosis with known or unknown pathogens in patients in whom standard care failed to yield a pathogenic diagnosis.
Patients undergo collection of blood samples before and during the episode of febrile neutropenia for up to 6 weeks.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Cytology Specimen Collection Procedure, Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-08-05T07:08:22-0400
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