The impact of a rapid molecular identification test on positive blood cultures from critically ill with bacteremia: A pre-post intervention study

  28 September 2019

In this prospective study on critically ill with bloodstream infections, FA-BCID testing led to a substantial 10h02 time-reduction to administration of optimal antimicrobial treatment. This beneficial outcome was certainly a combined impact of the FA-BCID test (bioMerieux) and its around-the-clock realization covering time frames in which culture testing on positive blood bottles was limited or not realized. Thus 80% of the FA-BCID tests enabling a treatment switch occurred outside business hours and 54.3% overnight. This real-time approach has its usefulness for 24h/24 monitored critically ill but could lack clinical responsiveness overnight in other non-critical hospital units.

Further reading: PLOS One
Author(s): Alexia Verroken ,Noémie Despas, Hector Rodriguez-Villalobos,Pierre-François Laterre
Healthy Patients  

Display your AMR technology / product:

Global AMR Technologies Database

  • Preventive – Diagnostic – Antimicrobial technologies
  • Academia – Research Institutes – Start ups – SMEs – Multinationals
  • Early research <-> near market
  • Global reach for funding / co-development / licensing
Display your technology and make use of the Continuous AMR Partnering Initiative >>
What is going on with AMR?
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!