Next-generation sequencing has highlighted the limitations of conventional culture methods in the role of urology while discovering the intricate details of the role of microbiota in urologic health and disease. This review article explores: the utility and limitations of conventional culture methods; how culture-independent technologies are revolutionizing medicine; and how the implementation of these technologies may lead to improved patient outcomes. Finally, this article discusses the barriers to widespread adoption of culture-independent technologies, with suggestions for how these hurdles may be overcome.
|Number of pages||7|
|Early online date||28 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2020|