The molecular detection for Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used for the immediate, with high specificity and sensitivity laboratory diagnosis of the fungus (yeast) in various biological materials. Molecular testing for Saccharomyces cerevisiae is included in the 14 different species of Yeast-like Fungi, Molecular Detection MycoScreen™.
Fungi of the genus Saccharomyces are opportunistic microorganisms that normally present on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and vagina, in feces and sputum. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the most common species which can cause infectious pathology. Some patients are at higher risk, including patients with low reactivity of the immune system, premature babies, patients taking probiotics, and food industry workers directly contacting brewers or baking yeasts. Saccharomyces species are ubiquitous yeasts that have been used for centuries in baking and the production of beer and wine and are commonly known as baker’s or brewer’s yeast.
S. cerevisiae can cause superficial and invasive mycoses: vulvovaginitis, osteomyelitis, allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (most often observed in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchial asthma), acute pyelonephritis, and fungemia, especially in people with cancers, endoprosthesis, and other surgical interventions.